The Henri de Rivel X-Wide Stirrup Leathers are a revelation to equitation in the saddle. Quiet a swinging leg with a wide width against the calf. More surface area adds more friction for increased leg support. A wider leather provides more comfort and aids in preventing twisting at the ankle as well. Supple leather molds effortlessly to the contours of the rider's leg and provides superior contact between the rider's leg and the horse's barrel.