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Take a seat - choosing saddle pads and numnhas

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Take a seat - choosing saddle pads and numnhas

Why do we use saddle pads and numnahs beneath our equines’ saddles? Today’s saddles are more well-fitting than they have ever been; but not every horse is the perfect shape, and saddle pads allow us to enhance the benefits that a saddle gives. A good saddle pad protects the saddle from wear and dirt, and can soak up some of the equine’s sweat, helping to avoid irritation. Saddle pads also help reduce rider pressure, and may spread the ‘shock’ or impact caused by riding. Studies have found that the front part of the saddle rotates in the opposite direction to...

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