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A sheepskin numnah or saddle pad.

Definition: 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 Compare Prices 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.
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