I'd give 5 stars if this product came in black to match my tack. These are pretty stiff when you get them, but a little leather balm and some bending fixes that. I love that I can use my English girth with the stretchy elastic below the buckles. My horse is more comfortable, and I like that I can adjust the tightness from the saddle without having to tie bulky knots. I don't show, so I know if this would be legal due to the mixed tack styles, but for the trails/ranch, this product really makes saddling and getting on the road quick and easy. Highly recommended for ease of use, security, and longevity.