Designed to direct pressure to the horse’s sternum, which is less sensitive to pressure than the rib cage. The shape and innovative use of the materials protects and alleviates the elbow area from rubs. The shape also enhances range of motion in tight turns. The soft elastic on the sides of the girth offers no resistance or sharp edges that hinder movement. Vibram is a strong rubber that provides excellent protection while its flexibility and softness is also very comfortable for the horse.