The SMx Western Cinch sets the standard for the comfort of your horse. The waffle-patterned texture on the bottom is non-slip, so your saddle stays securely in place. The neoprene creates natural lubrication (sweat), eliminating galling and girth sores and won't harbor bacteria. Heavy-duty, reinforced, stainless steel center D-rings are long-lasting, durable and won't rust. Stainless steel roller buckle makes cinching easier. Easy to clean: peel neoprene from webbing and wash separately. Professional’s Choice recommends replacing your cinch at least every 2-3 years, depending on use. It is recommended to regularly check your cinch for signs of wear and tear, and replace immediately if any issues are detected.