I use the same as MIE (but with notches) for marco (likes to snatch reins) but I will now ride with gloves on aswell, and I use to use them for ozzie in cross country. I like them
Every day riding and dressage with ozzie is padded soft leather ones. They are awesome!! Never had a blister yet even if I go out trail riding in a snaffle (with minimal brakes) and my horse pulls the whole time, still no blister! LOVE THEM!!