The word numnah isn't commonly used in North America, although it is a word some Pony Club
members may see on their tests. A numnah is a pad of sheep skin or wool that goes under the saddle to keep the saddle clean
and to cushion the horse's or pony's back. In North American we call a numnah a saddle pad or blanket. The word numnah is more familiar to horse riders in the U.K. Numnah
is a word like gymkhana
that was brought back to the U.K. from India.
Pronunciation: num na (short u sound ah as in father)
Also Known As: saddle pad, pad, saddle blanket
The wool numnah protected the saddle and cushioned the horse's back.