The all-way stretch, waffle-patterned neoprene is non-slip and acts like a second skin, gripping and moving with the horse during performance. Wider center design equalizes pressure over a larger area for your horse's comfort. No galling or girth sores to worry about the SMx Roper Cinch creates natural lubrication (sweat) and won't harbor bacteria. Heavy-duty, reinforced, stainless steel center D-rings are long lasting, durable and won't rust. Stainless steel roller buckle makes cinching easier. Easy to clean: peel neoprene from webbing and wash separately.