Sheepskin numnahs, saddle pads for horses and ponies
September 13th, 2017
Sheepskin saddle pads (Numnahs) are an incredibly fashionable, attractive item to kit your horse out in for schooling or competing; but the use of true sheepskin, as opposed to inferior synthetic alternatives, also provides unique health benefits.
Often, horse owners typically associate sheepskin as a cosy, warm layer that can provide warmth and comfort for our equines during the winter months. Though this is an accurate analogy, but in fact sheepskin is exceptional at absorbing moisture, and therefore provides a useful item during the winter and summer months alike.
Sheepskin is highly breathable, composed of a mass of softly curled fibres that can hold many microscopic air pockets, allowing air to circulate and water vapour to be released. As well as allowing water to evaporate, sheepskin draws water and sweat away from our equines’ backs.
Sheepskin wool is able to hold 30% of its own weight in moisture before it begins to feel damp, allowing our horse’s skin and coat to remain drier for longer.
In addition real sheepskin, through its density and structure warms up and cools down, thermoregulating more slowly and effectively than other materials. This reduces temperature fluctuations in the muscles of our equines’ back, which in turn reduces the risk of injury.
World Wide Tack offers a wide range of Sheepskin accessories for horses & ponies made from the highest quality Australian lambswool, from seat-savers to wash-mitts to an exciting range of products that incorporate Gel-Eze.
Why not peruse our main site so can kit your horse or pony out in the best sheepskin products available?! www.worldwidetack.com