Yer they are great. Biothane is very strong, and it also doesnt wear out, or go brittle from the sun, rain ect. And they are so easy to keep clean. Mine is a padded hanoverian and it has never rubbed or caused discomfort with Chloe. I do all my training in it, the only time I put leather on clo is to compete. Ill be getting Nudgie his own biothane bridle soon too.