I had THE HARDEST time searching for a bridle to match my bates saddle and this was pretty close color match. I was surprised with how nice this bridle looks. It came oiled and slightly stiff but with rolling and working it, it lightened up and is becoming softer. The stitching is very nice and the padding is soft. The leather quality is good and it should last me a long time. Also, it came with a fancy bridle hanger. I'm very pleased.