I purchased them for my lesson program and they help my students. They prevent the students from putting their feet through the stirrups too far. I have both the adult size and the children's size. I have been using the adult size ones for about 8 months, and just received the child's size 3 weeks ago. So far they are holding up well. One thing I was somewhat frustrated with (its doesnt have anything to do with the product itself), was Equestrian Collections took 10 days to let me know there was an issue with my payment. It doesnt take that long to run a credit card and find out there may be an issue. Other than that issue, which doesn't reflect on the product, I am extremely pleased.