A numnah is a saddle pad, placed underneath the saddle the numnah's original purpose was to protect the saddle from sweat from the horse and dirt. Similar to a saddle cloth
, a numnah can cushion the saddle, protect the horse's back and provide a layer of sweat protection between the saddle and the horse's back. A saddle pad (numnah) is quite thick in comparison to other saddle protection alternatives, the shape of this type of saddle pad matches the relative shape of the saddle, making the numnah a favourite amongst horse riders. A good numnah will be able to absorb shock whilst riding and ensure that the horse's back muscles do not fatigue. With a tough outer layer on top and a softer inside for the horse's back, the numnah contains layers of a soft substance like a foam or a felt like material. Online for Equine offers a wide selection of numnah saddle pads perfect for you and your horse from the leading equestrian brands. We ensure that our collections include the finest pieces from the equestrian industry, so you know when you buy your numnah saddle pads from us, you are getting the best. If you are looking at buying a numnah and have any questions, please feel free to discuss any queries you have about saddle pads with our team.