This bridle isn't bad. Purchased in 2018 and it has held up well. It was a little stiff at first but has softened some with oiling. I very much prefer the Gatsby bridles which come out of the bag buttery soft and are just as durable.... and they cost less. Purchased the Gatsby in 2017 and it has held up just as well. I would def recommend the Gatsby over this one... you will save money AND have a more supple bridle/reins combo!