Australian Saddle Pads At Australian Saddles.com
Saddle pads for all types of horse saddles and uses. We have lots of choices in each category of our "Australian Horse Tack". A shaped pad protects the whole saddle from dirt and sweat. The saddle should fit completely within the border of the pad. The term saddle pad or blanket has two meanings. In Australian English, a "Australian Saddle Pads" pad worn under an australian saddle. In the United States, the term refers to a very thin, lightweight blanket placed over a pad or heavier blanket for purely decorative or identification purposes, such as the square cloths used under the saddles of race horses.
A saddle pad or numnah is thicker, usually with layers of felt, foam or other modern material sandwiched between a tough outer cover on top and a soft cover on the side in contact with the horse. The best designs absorb shock and minimize fatigue for the horse's back muscles. Saddle pads of various styles or shapes are used with any type of saddle.
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