Agreed! Fleece girths are my favorite. All of our school horses have Kincade fleece girths which have lasted for quite some time. They have elastic on both sides, which is wonderful because you can tighten the girth from either side. And I don't know if it's just in my mind but it seems like it would be more comfortable for the horse so it makes me happy. :) plus, you can get a good fleece girth for less then some of the cheap leather ones and if you aren't showing it doesn't really matter.