Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: An English Girl living in beautiful Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
A saddle pad or saddlecloth is square, like the ones favoured by dressage riders.
A numnah is shaped - follows the contours of the saddle, so there is less showing on the horse.
I haven't looked at the links others have posted, but back in Blighty those are the definitions everyone I knew would use. I can't find any numnahs in the tack shops here, all they seem to sell is saddle pads.
Personally I prefer the clean lines that you get with a well fitting numnah.
Get up, get going, seize the day. Enjoy the sunshine, the rain, cloudy days, snowstorms, and thunder. Getting on your horse is always worth the effort.