This is a good solid ranchin saddle. Day after I received it I rode 10 miles. It was comfortable for me and fit all my horses well. Haven't roped anything off it yet but I am confident it will hold up just fine. The reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is for two reasons. First, it didn't come with the horn wrap like it shows in the picture. Since I had some extra mule hide laying around I threw it on. Second, putting on the wet mule hide caused some of the dye near the base of the horn to come out. Not sure why this happened but it's not the end of the world for me since it's for working not for show.