I ride lots of babies in training so a good grip on the reins is a must! With normal gloves I tend to have more trouble with slippy and sweaty reins. With these I am able to keep a good grip with the rubber on the gloves. Would recommend for any rider of any level for schooling. Very inexpensive so within a year when they are ready for a new pair its no big deal. Extremely easy to wash. I usually just throw in with my towels once a week!