Numnahs: What They Are and How to Use Them

Numnahs: What They Are and How to Use Them

Also known as a saddle pad, a numnah is an essential component of horse equipment. It is a pad, blanket or piece of fabric placed underneath the saddle. What is a Numnah? Referred to as saddle pads in America and as numnahs in the UK, they have been used for almost as...
The Use of Over Reach Boots for Horses

The Use of Over Reach Boots for Horses

What is Overreaching? Overreaching is when a horse snags or “grabs” their front heels with the toes of their hind legs which may result in injury. The area that sustains this injury is usually the delicate heel and pastern of the horse, so cuts and abrasions on these...
Why Gloves are Essential Horse Riding Gear

Why Gloves are Essential Horse Riding Gear

It is crucial while horse riding that the rider wears protective gear, with the most important item being the riding cap which acts as a helmet. You may think that in warm weather riding gloves are not required as part of your horse riding clothes, but you’d be wrong....