This girth really helps my horse breathe. He is girthy, pinning his ears when you even bring a girth near him. He is slab-sided too, so fit is a little tricky. Sometimes my old girth would seem too loose on the sides, but if I tightened it any more, he wouldn't move forward, would swish his tail and act annoyed. With this girth he doesn't pin his ears at all. It still feels a little loose on the sides, but the big part on his sternum seems to keep the saddle in place. Overall I think it's a nice girth.