I am liking this martingale so far. Straight out of the packaging, it was soft and supple. The detailing is very nice on the stitching. The only reason I gave 4 stars is because the color isn't consistent. The strap leading up to the bridle isn't the same as the rest of it. The color varies slightly, but if I didn't point it out no one would even notice. The darker brown color matches all my tack nicely. I am very particular with matching tack. Great buy!