Pros: I have always hated my stirrups falling down / sliding down the stirrup leather when carrying my saddle or saddling my horse. With this strap, I don't have to worry about that. Its great for transporting your saddle, throwing it in the back of the car without the stirrups going everywhere, tacking and untacking without the stirrups coming down and banging your horse, carrying the saddle around the barn and great for pre ride lounges too. It is very easy to take on and off - you can do it with one hand. Wish I had seen this product years ago!