11-23-2013, 10:46 AM
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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.