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Saddle Pads & Numnahs

Legacy Dressage Saddlecloth Full Legacy Dressage Saddlecloth Full
£30.95
£23.95
Legacy Dressage Saddle Cloth Full Size Manufactured using a premium quality cotton and a wicking polyester fill. Elasticated Velcro adjustable straps and a 1680D anti-rub panel ensures our saddle cloths are durable and comfortable. Perfect for everyday and competition use. Features include: High wither design Premium grade cotton twill Wicking polyester fill 1680D anti-rub panel Contoured fit Two-…
Legacy GP Saddlecloth Pony / Cob Legacy GP Saddlecloth Pony / Cob
£30.95
£23.95
Legacy GP Saddle Cloth Pony / Cob Manufactured using a premium quality cotton and a wicking polyester fill. Elasticated Velcro adjustable straps and a 1680D anti-rub panel ensures our saddle cloths are durable and comfortable. Perfect for everyday and competition use. Features include: High wither design Premium grade cotton twill Wicking polyester fill 1680D anti-rub panel Contoured fit Two-sizes…
Shires Performance Sport XC Saddlecloth Shires Performance Sport XC Saddlecloth new
£39.99
£34.95
Shires Performance Sport XC Saddlecloth Striking saddlecloths with generous padding for comfort under key pressure points. Anti-slip silicone grips for enhanced under saddle stability. WickAway stay dry lining actively transfers moisture away from the skin. Elasticated D-ring straps for convenient security. Hardwearing girth guard. Eye catching, coordinating prints. Machine washable. Coordinating…
Gel-Eze Gelee® Fish Black Rear Rise Gel-Eze Gelee® Fish Black Rear Rise
£44.24
£39.99
The shock absorbing qualities of the Gelee-Fish helps to reduce any impact between saddle and horse. It also helps to reduce point pressure.
Shires Performance Euro Cut Luxe Saddlecloth Shires Performance Euro Cut Luxe Saddlecloth
£39.99
£34.95
Shires Performance Euro Cut Luxe Saddlecloth Elegance is reimagined in the Performance Luxe Saddlecloth, combining a silky outer with a technical stay dry lining for ultimate comfort and style. Silky finish outer in a show-stopping colour range. WickAway stay dry lining actively transfers moisture away from the skin. Contrast binding with diamante trim. Touch close retaining straps. Hardwearing gi…
Bridleway Fleece Edged Saddlecloth Bridleway Fleece Edged Saddlecloth new
£16.95
Bridleway Fleece Edged Saddlecloth If you love the look of a sheepskin half pad but you don't want the extra bulk, this luxury feel saddlecloth features thick faux sheep wool edging, giving that professional finish. A smart square quilt outer with a technical moisture wicking lining to keep your horse comfortable.
Bucas Max Saddle Pad Jump Black/silver Bucas Max Saddle Pad Jump Black/silver
£40.00
£34.99
Bucas Max Saddle Pad Jump Black/silver The Bucas Max Saddle Pads are layered with our Anti-Bacterial Stay-dry fabric. This layer helps remove sweat and moisture from the horses back, ensuring that it is always a comfortable fit. The anti-bacterial lining helps to keep the saddle pad fresh. Quilted with High-density wadding for extreme comfort. Stay-dry lining wicks moisture away during exercise an…
Bucas Max Saddle Pad Jump Navy/gold Bucas Max Saddle Pad Jump Navy/gold
£40.00
£34.99
Bucas Max Saddle Pad Jump Navy / Gold The Bucas Max Saddle Pads are layered with our Anti-Bacterial Stay-dry fabric. This layer helps remove sweat and moisture from the horses back, ensuring that it is always a comfortable fit. The anti-bacterial lining helps to keep the saddle pad fresh. Quilted with High-density wadding for extreme comfort. Stay-dry lining wicks moisture away during exercise and…
Bucas Saddle Pad Dressage White Bucas Saddle Pad Dressage White
£40.00
£34.99
Bucas Max Dressage Pad White The Bucas Max Saddle Pads are layered with our Anti-Bacterial Stay-dry fabric. This layer helps remove sweat and moisture from the horses back, ensuring that it is always a comfortable fit. The anti-bacterial lining helps to keep the saddle pad fresh. Quilted with High-density wadding for extreme comfort. Stay-dry lining wicks moisture away during exercise and help pre…
Gel Eze® Saddle Pad Grey Gel Eze® Saddle Pad Grey
£48.38
£43.50
Superb impact absorption. Protects areas where damage could be caused by ill-fitting saddles. Allows airflow to help the regeneration of new tissue to already affected areas.
Gel Eze® Saddle Shaped Pad Grey Gel Eze® Saddle Shaped Pad Grey
£39.71
£35.50
Revolutionary high tech design feature to aid spinal pressure relief and assist in grip and comfort.
Gel Eze® Wither Pad Grey Gel Eze® Wither Pad Grey
£35.41
£31.80
Reduces back and wither injuries. Perforated to allow airflow.
Gel-Eze Gelee® Fish Black Gel-Eze Gelee® Fish Black
£56.71
£49.99
The shock absorbing qualities of the Gelee-Fish helps to reduce any impact between saddle and horse. It also helps to reduce point pressure.
Gel-Eze Gelee® Fish Black Front Rise Gel-Eze Gelee® Fish Black Front Rise
£47.79
£42.99
The shock absorbing qualities of the Gelee-Fish helps to reduce any impact between saddle and horse. It also helps to reduce point pressure.
Gel-Eze® Super Wither Pad Grey Gel-Eze® Super Wither Pad Grey
£52.40
£46.99
GEL-EZE® Super Wither Pad Grey Highly recommended for high wither horses. Unique shamford cushion for enhanced fit and comfort for any high withered horse. Impact absorbing and non-slip.
Le Mieux Loire Memory Dressage Square Ink Blue Le Mieux Loire Memory Dressage Square Ink Blue new
£65.95
£59.99
Le Mieux Loire Memory Dressage Square Ink Blue Described as the most stylish dressage pad LeMieux have ever produced. The Loire collection exudes sophistication and class - showing style without showing off! Woven Satin fabric gives a beautiful sheen to these pads whilst still benefitting from the wonderfully soft and breathable Bamboo lining. The 100% natural Bamboo material controls heat & sweat…
Le Mieux Self-Cool Close Contact Square Saddle Pad Large Le Mieux Self-Cool Close Contact Square Saddle Pad Large new
£56.95
£54.95
Le Mieux Self-Cool Close Contact Square Saddle Pad Large The new way to keep your cool! The LeMieux Self-Cooling Saddle Pads are made with the innovative FeelCool ® Ice material which has a cooling crystal kneaded into the weave. This is activated by moisture; the greater the moisture the greater the cooling effect! The crystals have incredible heat pick-up & transfer properties gradually absorbin…
Le Mieux Self-Cool Dressage Square Saddle Pad Large Le Mieux Self-Cool Dressage Square Saddle Pad Large new
£56.95
£54.95
Le Mieux Self-Cool Dressage Square Saddle Pad Large The new way to keep your cool! The LeMieux Self-Cooling Saddle Pads are made with the innovative FeelCool ® Ice material which has a cooling crystal kneaded into the weave. This is activated by moisture; the greater the moisture the greater the cooling effect! The crystals have incredible heat pick-up & transfer properties gradually absorbing and…
Le Mieux Spectrum Dressage Square Ice Blue Large Le Mieux Spectrum Dressage Square Ice Blue Large
£64.96
£64.95
Le Mieux Spectrum Dressage Square Ice Blue Stand out in style with the LeMieux Spectrum Collecton. Made with a luxurious, woven Satin fabric that gives a beautiful sheen to the graduated colour transition. The 100% natural Bamboo material controls heat & sweat and wicks very efficiently. The whole pad benefits from a new extensively researched soft friction-free suede binding which is specially fa…
Le Mieux Spectrum Dressage Square Mocha Large Le Mieux Spectrum Dressage Square Mocha Large
£64.96
£64.95
Le Mieux Spectrum Dressage Square Mocha Stand out in style with the LeMieux Spectrum Collecton. Made with a luxurious, woven Satin fabric that gives a beautiful sheen to the graduated colour transition. The 100% natural Bamboo material controls heat & sweat and wicks very efficiently. The whole pad benefits from a new extensively researched soft friction-free suede binding which is specially fabri…
Legacy Dressage Saddlecloth Pony / Cob Legacy Dressage Saddlecloth Pony / Cob
£30.95
£23.95
Legacy Dressage Saddle Cloth Pony / Cob Size Manufactured using a premium quality cotton and a wicking polyester fill. Elasticated Velcro adjustable straps and a 1680D anti-rub panel ensures our saddle cloths are durable and comfortable. Perfect for everyday and competition use. Features include: High wither design Premium grade cotton twill Wicking polyester fill 1680D anti-rub panel Contoured fi…
Legacy GP Saddlecloth Full Legacy GP Saddlecloth Full
£30.95
£23.95
Legacy GP Saddle Cloth Full Manufactured using a premium quality cotton and a wicking polyester fill. Elasticated Velcro adjustable straps and a 1680D anti-rub panel ensures our saddle cloths are durable and comfortable. Perfect for everyday and competition use. Features include: High wither design Premium grade cotton twill Wicking polyester fill 1680D anti-rub panel Contoured fit Two-sizes - Pon…
LeMieux Loire Classic Close Contact Square Saddle Pad Oak LeMieux Loire Classic Close Contact Square Saddle Pad Oak new
£58.96
£56.95
LeMieux Loire Classic Close Contact Square Saddle Pad Oak Described as the most stylish saddle pad LeMieux have ever produced. The Loire collection exudes sophistication and class - showing style without showing off! Woven Satin fabric gives a beautiful sheen to these pads whilst still benefitting from the wonderfully soft and breathable Bamboo lining. The 100% natural Bamboo material controls hea…
LeMieux Loire Classic Close Contact Square Saddle Pad Rioja LeMieux Loire Classic Close Contact Square Saddle Pad Rioja new
£58.96
£56.95
LeMieux Loire Classic Close Contact Square Saddle Pad Rioja Described as the most stylish saddle pad LeMieux have ever produced. The Loire collection exudes sophistication and class - showing style without showing off! Woven Satin fabric gives a beautiful sheen to these pads whilst still benefitting from the wonderfully soft and breathable Bamboo lining. The 100% natural Bamboo material controls h…
LeMieux Loire Classic Dressage Square Saddle Pad Oak Large LeMieux Loire Classic Dressage Square Saddle Pad Oak Large new
£58.96
£57.95
LeMieux Loire Classic Dressage Square Saddle Pad Oak Large Described as the most stylish dressage pad LeMieux have ever produced. The Loire collection exudes sophistication and class - showing style without showing off! Woven Satin fabric gives a beautiful sheen to these pads whilst still benefitting from the wonderfully soft and breathable Bamboo lining. The 100% natural Bamboo material controls…

The best Horse Saddle pads and Numnahs you can buy!

At equi supermarket you will discover a comprehensive range of saddle pads and numnahs. But what is the difference between a saddle pad and a numnah and which should you choose?

Protection for you and your horse

Both saddle pads and numnah’s have two principle purposes. These are to protect your valuable saddle and to protect your horse’s back. They soak up sweat which would damage your saddle and prevent the saddle from rubbing as this can result in pressure sores. The shock absorbing qualities of saddel pads and numnahs make life more comfortable for your horse and for you. The padding can also help you to achieve a good fit with your saddle.

So saddle pads and numnahs serve the same purpose but numnahs are more saddle shaped and are larger and so are more visible when fitted.

Horse Numnah: What is it and Why Use it?

If you are new to riding or horse ownership then you are probably surprised at how many pieces of equipment and accessories you need. You may be finding some of the terminology confusing too. One term that you might be wondering about is numnah. So what is a horse numnah and should you use one?

A numnah is a type of saddle pad. It sits between the saddle and the horse. Whereas a saddle cloth is usually rectangular, a numnah is more saddle shaped. It will usually be slightly larger than the saddle so that the edges are visible when the saddle is in place.

Why Use a Horse Numnah?

A numnah is used for two principle reasons – to protect your valuable saddle from dirt and sweat and to protect your horse’s back. Numnahs are effective at soaking up sweat which would otherwise damage the saddle. They also prevent the saddle from rubbing, as this can cause pressure sores to develop on your horse’s back. Numnahs are also shock absorbing which helps the horse but which can make life a little more comfortable for riders too.

Style Matters

If you like to coordinate your look then the good news is that numnahs are available in a variety of styles and colours. You will find wool, fleece, quilted and acrylic numnahs, and there is sure to be something to suit your taste. There are even embroidered numnahs and saddle cloths available if you are looking for something really smart.

Wool numnahs are naturally moisture wicking and are great for regulating your horse’s temperature. They are durable and naturally anti-bacterial. Wool is soft and has a luxurious feel but wool numnahs are more costly that synthetic styles and are more difficult to care for. Specialist numnah care products are available to help you though.

Synthetic numnahs are generally cheaper options and are available in faux wool styles. They are simpler to wash but may not have a lifespan to rival a well-cared for woollen numnah.

Consider the thickness of the numnah as you would want a thinner cooler material in summer and can use a thicker warmer material in winter. It is also a good idea to have a variety available so you can rotate them while one is being cleaned.

Styles of saddle pads

Saddle pads are available in a variety of colours and with different levels of padding to suit dressage riding and jumping. You can choose from wool, fleece, quilted and acrylic numnahs. Wool numnahs are great for regulating your horse’s temperature and have anti-bacterial properties. But these styles tend to be more costly and are more difficult to care for than synthetic styles. Synthetic numnahs are easy to wash but may not have a lifespan to match a woollen style.

You could require more than one saddle pad or numnah. Thinner styles are more suitable for the summer months but your horse could benefit from more insulation in the winter. It is also useful to have a spare for when you are washing your numnah.

Saddle Cloth or Numnah?

So should you use a saddle cloth or a numnah? Well that is a matter of personal taste and which you find best suits your horse. You may prefer the look of a numnah and you might find that it is more comfortable for both you and your mount. On the other hand, some numnahs might be too warm for your horse. You may wish to have both a numnah and a saddle cloth, so that in the warmer months you can use a numnah as there is less material for your horse to sweat under when exercising. Numnahs tend to be best suited to horses with high withers but you might have to experiment to discover what’s best for yours.

At least you now know what a horse numnah is!

Where does the name 'Numnah' come from?

You might have been wondering how numnah’s got their name. It is derived from the Urdu term namda. As with much equestrian terminology, the name originated in India. Although numnah is a term used regularly in the UK and Australia, it is rarely heard elsewhere.

Saddle pads and Numnahs at Equi Supermarket

We have a great choice of saddle pads and numnahs for you here at Equi Supermarket. With the pick of the Nuumed, Schockemohle, Bridelway, LeMieux, Caldene and Rambo styles there is sure to be the right saddle pad for you and your horse. We offer these high quality styles at the lowest prices so why shop anywhere else?

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