Designed to act as a protective cushion between the saddle and horse, the Mark Todd back pad offers an effective pad for all aspects of riding from your day to day exercise or as a dressage pad during competition.
A firm favourite with many horse riders the HKM saddle pad offers fantastic protection over the pressure points with especially thick wadding and soft padding. It has quick absorption qualities and is easy to care for being machine washable at 30 degrees. Available in white and black.
The elegant, extra-deep, fishtail design of this NuuMed HiWither dressage pad really makes it stand out from the crowd. It is crafted from 5oz cotton quilt with the option of having half wool over the pressure points.
The NuuMed HiWither Fishtail Dressage Pad comes in Black or White and in sizes Medium, Large and Extra Large.
A traditional soft brushed cotton Stubben numnah suitable for both General Purpose and Jumping saddles. This numnah, as with all Stubben numnahs and saddle pads is crafted thick enough to protect the horses back but thin enough so as to not interfere with the communication between horse and rider.
Great for those long hacks out to keep you from getting saddle sore, these seat savers from NuuMed are more comfortable than ever before. Made from British wool and now without a centre seam, they are easing to put on over the cantle and skirts of the saddle. Fits most saddles.
Another quality HKM product, the lambswool saddle pad protects along the pressure points of the horse with its shock absorbing lambswool lining. Aprox. 58cm in length this saddle pad is crafted from 65% polyester and 35% cotton and features keepers with fastenings. Machine washable.
Ideal for all equestrian pursuits, the NuuMed HiWither Half Wool numnah, with 5oz quilt and hardwearing wool over the pressure points is a favourite among amateur and professional horse riding enthusiasts alike.
The Mark Todd Acupressure Pad is a pad that never looses its’ shape, massages the horse’s back and increases blood flow. This saddle pad is 100% natural latex, offers the ultimate in shock absorbing and weight bearing qualities whilst the vacuum tunnels allow the acupressure pad to be extremely breathable sucking away the hot air, evaporating the sweat and introducing cold air.
The Griffin NuuMed Original is, and I quote, “One of the very best numnahs on the market.” What makes this numnah so special is the unique combination of a perfectly designed fit along with superior woollen padding.
Fine saddle wear - numnahs, saddle pads and half numnahs
Dogwood understands that horse riders are keen for their animals to be as comfortable as possible while riding, but at the same they want their equine friends to look sleek, polished and very much the smart, top-notch horse.
Ensuring the best possible look - and for horses to enjoy the highest level of back comfort - Dogwood are pleased to supply a splendid range of horse tack and saddlepads from Stubben, Mark Todd and NuuMed.
Types stocked by Dogwood include pads with "risers" that are thicker in the back than the front. Others allow extra room for the withers of the horse – called NuuMed HiWither numnahs and saddlepads.
Some are shaped to compensate for lordosis or swayback. Modern materials are used, including memory foam and gel to absorb shock, and natural wool is used for its outstanding and unrivalled ability to wick moisture and keep the horse comfortable.
Designed to fit under saddles, numnahs and HiWither numnahs act as cushioning below the saddle, protecting pressure points to help care for your horse while riding. Numnahs are saddle-shaped while saddlepads are usually more square or rectangular in design. They tend to be thick and well padded for comfort with your animal's wellbeing at heart - as well as helping to ensure the best ride for you, the rider. Numnahs help prevent chafing and stop saddles cutting into a horse's back. They also keep saddles clean and sweat-free while riding.
Very well thought of in the equestrian industry, Nuumed numnahs are British-made out of British wool and are designed to suit the contours of the horse's body. HiWither designs are especially important because they allow for good clearance of a horse's wither - a sensitive part of the horse. Protective materials that press down on the wither area of a horse can be immensely discomforting.
Dogwood offer a truly excellent collection of superb numnahs – renowned brands such as Nuumed, Mark Todd and Stubben - ranging from the practical for everyday horse riding to beautiful ones suitable for show and competition purposes. Our selection of colours and styles include fine quilted and wool pads to satisfy the tastes and requirements of all riders.
English saddlepads' original purpose was to just protect the saddle from dirt and sweat, because English saddles already had essential padding and protection.
Today, English-style pads are used to adjust saddle balance, to compensate for fit problems and of course to act as a protective cushioning layer between you, the saddle and your horse.
The name gives away the game here – half numnahs are literally half the size of normal numnahs. Most popular among the show jumping fraternity, half numnahs also attract other horse riders.
Show jumpers often use them on top of a saddlepad, adding a thick layer of protection that helps reduce the impact on the horse during jumping. But this most convenient pad is an attractive purchase for those seeking to reduce bulk when riding. Do consider HiWither half numnahs that maintain protection while remaining a very effective pad for all aspects of riding.
Excellent horse tack… at your convenience
Feel free to browse the Dogwood Collection in our extensive online horse tack catalogue where you have the option to open large colour photographs to examine the various products and styles for those that suit you and your noble steed.
As well as horse tack, we offer a magnificent collection of equestrian equipment and clothing.
For any queries about our numnahs and saddlepads, including advice about selecting this useful and functional item, or for other comprehensive equestrian goods information, please call us now on 0845 3010 365.