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post #1 of 14 Old 11-22-2013, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation What is the difference between a saddle pad and a numnah?

I was just wondering what the difference between a saddle pad and a numnah?
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Nothing. Just different names for the same thing.
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post #3 of 14 Old 11-22-2013, 01:18 PM
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one of them sounds like you are talking normally, and the other sounds like you have frozen lips .
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post #4 of 14 Old 11-22-2013, 01:39 PM
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Yes I agree - different terms for the same thing specifically in relation to English tack. Not that it matters, but I think numnah is the older and more formal word of the two; here in Canada 'saddle pad' is used more frequently.
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post #5 of 14 Old 11-22-2013, 02:01 PM
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I have never heard that term before. How interesting!

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I've never heard anyone use numnah in person. I assume it's a region/country-specific thing that just isn't used out here.
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post #7 of 14 Old 11-22-2013, 04:30 PM
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I think 'numnah' is Indian, like 'jodhpurs'. It's saddle shaped. Felts were cut that way because oblong/square blankets made horses' flanks sweat excessively in the tropical heat, over areas which there was no practical need to cover.

Otherwise, pads are saddlecloths, felts, blankets or...pads
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post #8 of 14 Old 11-22-2013, 06:37 PM
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Around here I've always understood it as saddle pads are thick pads, saddle blankets are either literally blankets to go over the pad if you're talking western or just the normal saddle blanket or saddle cloth english riders use, like the diamond quilted ones. They're usually roughly square shaped.

Numnahs are saddle shaped though, so you don't see much of it. Here they're often sheepskin, or fake sheepskin.
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post #9 of 14 Old 11-22-2013, 06:38 PM
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numnah: definition of numnah in Oxford dictionary - American English (US)

... Never heard it either. Now, I will need to see if I can work it in when I play Scrabble.
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post #10 of 14 Old 11-22-2013, 07:13 PM
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I have a square diamond quilted saddle pad and a fake sheepskin numnah - I like the numnah far better and use it the most :)
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