These are great gloves! Sturdy, hold up to not just gardening but farm chores, too. I also use them to ride. Why spend an exorbitant amount of money on "riding gloves" when these are perfect? Wearing these out on trail rides saves your hands, especially when you need to clear some brush along the way. Thick enough to protect, yet thin enough to feel your reins. Love these and will be buying a few more pair.