Saddle Clothes & Pads

The terms saddle blanket, saddle pad (numnah) and Saddle Cloth refer to blankets, pads or fabrics inserted under a saddle. These are usually used to absorb sweat, cushion the saddle, and protect the horse's back. Saddle blankets have been used for many centuries with all types of saddles. Some are a single thickness, others are made to be folded and used with a double thickness. While a pad or blanket cannot take the place of a properly fitted saddle, pads with shims or blankets with a special design can partially compensate for minor fitting problems

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. Sheepskin numnahs that are shaped to fit around a saddle are popular in some disciplines


English saddles typically use a shaped pad, called a "numnah" in Britain. The original purpose of the English saddle pad was simply to protect the saddle from dirt and sweat, as the panels of the English saddle provided the necessary padding and protection for the horse. It was a simple pad, either a neutral shade designed to be nearly invisible under the saddle, or, more recently, white, and shaped to fit the outline of the saddle. Today, English style pads are also used to alter the balance of a saddle and to compensate for fit problems. In addition, square pads, called saddlecloths in the UK and Australia, have become a popular style for eventing, show jumping and dressage, in part because of the ability to add insignia to the corners. They are also popular with children and casual riders because they are available in a wide range of bright colors.

There are additional new types of English saddle pads such as the "riser" pad, which is thicker in the back than the front. Other pads are made with an opening to allow extra room for the withers of the horse, some are shaped to compensate for conformational faults, and many modern "space age" materials are used, such as gel or memory foam to absorb shock, and modern synthetic materials with wicking properties to absorb moisture.

Products
Gellite Deluxe Pad
Gellite Deluxe Pad
They can be used under all types of saddles including race and exercise and are machine washable
£73.50
£73.50
Gellite Front Lift Pad
Gellite Front Lift Pad
Gellite front lift pad has double thickness Gellite in the front section to raise low fitting saddles
£51.50
£51.50
Gellite Rear Lift Pad
Gellite Rear Lift Pad
Gellite rear lift pad has double thickness Gellite in the rear section to rto balance saddles which tip back
£51.50
£51.50
Gellite Shaped Saddle Pad
Gellite Shaped Saddle Pad
Zilco Gellite saddle pads have the impact and pressure absorption properties of traditional gels but are up to 80% lighte
£47.25
£47.25
Matrix Coolback Endurance Pad - English
Matrix Coolback Endurance Pad - English
The Endurance series has been specifically developed for endurance riding to offer the maximum amount of protection, support and breathability required for intense long distance riding
£178.99
£178.99
Matrix Coolback Endurance Pad - Sports
Matrix Coolback Endurance Pad - Sports
The Endurance series has been specifically developed for endurance riding to offer the maximum amount of protection, support and breathability required for intense long distance riding.
£178.99
£178.99
Matrix Coolback Half Saddle Pads - All Purpose
Matrix Coolback Half Saddle Pads - All Purpose
These saddle pads feature EtcTM fabric under the saddle area, poly cotton upper and breathable padding. They are machine washable and dryer safe
£104.50
£104.50
Matrix Coolback Half Saddle Pads - Dressage
Matrix Coolback Half Saddle Pads - Dressage
These saddle pads are ergonomically designed using the principles of biokinetics and technologically advance materials. The result is a saddle pad that works with the horse's musculoskeletal structure, allowing freedom and fluidity of movemen
£104.50
£104.50
Matrix Half Pad Inserts Dressage and All Purpose - Lo Impact
Matrix Half Pad Inserts Dressage and All Purpose - Lo Impact
Lo-ImpactTM for general riding and schooling - low impact training. It is especially beneficial for horses that are in a conditioning programme, and is recommended for horses with back issues.
£68.25
£68.25
Matrix Half Pad Inserts Dressage and All Purpose - Ortho Impact
Matrix Half Pad Inserts Dressage and All Purpose - Ortho Impact
Ortho-Impact for general riding and schooling. Especially beneficial for stabilising the saddle, compensating for horse conformation problems, and riders who need back support.
£104.50
£104.50
Matrix Half Pad Inserts Dressage and All Purpose - Pro Impact
Matrix Half Pad Inserts Dressage and All Purpose - Pro Impact
Pro-ImpactTM for athletic performance and intense schooling. The ultra-light, ultra-thin layer of high density Poron XRD provides superior concussion protection by absorbing 90% of the shock from impact
£68.25
£68.25
Matrix Half Pad Inserts Endurance Sports and English - Ortho Impact
Matrix Half Pad Inserts Endurance Sports and English - Ortho Impact
Ortho-Impact for general riding and schooling. Especially beneficial for stabilising the saddle, compensating for horse conformation problems, and riders who need back support
£157.99
£157.99
Matrix Half Pad Inserts Endurance Sports and English - Pro Impact
Matrix Half Pad Inserts Endurance Sports and English - Pro Impact
Pro-ImpactTM for athletic performance and intense schooling. The ultra-light, ultra-thin layer of high density Poron XRD provides superior concussion protection by absorbing 90% of the shock from impac
£157.99
£157.99
Matrix Schooling Liners - All Purpose
Matrix Schooling Liners - All Purpose
These schooling liners have been specially designed to keep the half pad clean without interfering with the technology and fit of the pad.
£63.75
£63.75
Matrix Schooling Liners - Dressage
Matrix Schooling Liners - Dressage
These schooling liners have been specially designed to keep the half pad clean without interfering with the technology and fit of the pad.
£63.75
£63.75
Toklat Western Pad
Toklat Western Pad
Made in the United States from a textured blend fabric combining natural and man made fibres to provide durability and attractiveness
£109.99
£109.99
Zilco Airflow Saddle Pad - Endurance
Zilco Airflow Saddle Pad - Endurance
Endurance saddle pad. Made with a bonded and padded mesh top with porous polyester fibre filling.
£62.75
£62.75
Zilco Airflow Saddle Pad - Trackwork
Zilco Airflow Saddle Pad - Trackwork
Saddle pad for trackwork made with a bonded and padded mesh top with porous polyester fibre filling that is breathable.
£62.75
£62.75
Zilco Bling Saddle Bag
Zilco Bling Saddle Bag
The saddle bag has a chic design, with a wipe clean lining, which protects the saddle from cosmetic damage.
£35.95
£35.95
Zilco Competition All Purpose Saddle Cloth
Zilco Competition All Purpose Saddle Cloth
Quilted cotton drill with polyester and foam fill. 5 digit number holders on both sides attached with hook/loop fastener so they can be removed for washing
£31.75
£31.75
Zilco Competition Dressage Square
Zilco Competition Dressage Square
Dressage competition saddle cloth with quilted cotton drill with polyester and foam fill.
£27.50
£27.50
Zilco Diamante Trim Dressage Square
Zilco Diamante Trim Dressage Square
This is a stunning dressage square to really set you apart from the rest. Gorgeous diamante detail round the outside of the saddle cloth
£32.99
£32.99
Zilco Diamond Quilt Saddle Cloth
Zilco Diamond Quilt Saddle Cloth
Tough wearing poly cotton outer. 3.5cm diamond quilt. One of our most popular saddlecloths
£22.99
£22.99
Zilco Featherweight Non Slip Pad
Zilco Featherweight Non Slip Pad
This non slip material offers superior grip for your saddle. It secures and holds the saddle in place without any added weight. Black
£7.50
£7.50
Zilco Fleece Lined Half Numnah Saddle Pad
Zilco Fleece Lined Half Numnah Saddle Pad
This is a luxurious synthetic fleece saddle pad with quilted cotton drill upper
£28.50
£28.50
Zilco Monoflap Dressage Saddlecloth - White
Zilco Monoflap Dressage Saddlecloth - White
This saddlecloth is made specifically for monoflap saddles. Rather than a girth loop to hold the saddlecloth in place, this model features shorter touch-tape tabs, positioned high on the saddlecloth, designed to attach to the saddle dees
£37.50
£37.50
Zilco Pastel Heart Quilt - All Purpose Saddlecloth
Zilco Pastel Heart Quilt - All Purpose Saddlecloth
This saddlecloth has quilted heart shapes with black plaited trim and cotton lining. Long lasting performance qualities wash after wash
£28.50
£28.50
Zilco Pretty Pony AP Saddlecloth
Zilco Pretty Pony AP Saddlecloth
This super cute cotton drill saddlecloth with cotton lining features flower quilting and pretty embroidered pony motif
£40.75
£40.75
Zilco Puffer Pad Saddle Cloth
Zilco Puffer Pad Saddle Cloth
This is a quality saddle pad offering excellent protection for your horse particularly for long distance and endurance riding
£38.50
£38.50
Zilco Puffer Pad Saddle Cloth 2 Tone
Zilco Puffer Pad Saddle Cloth 2 Tone
A 2 tone puffer saddle pad with a handy pocket perfect for endurance and long distance riders
£47.25
£47.25
Zilco Puffer Pad Saddle Cloth Neon
Zilco Puffer Pad Saddle Cloth Neon
This is a quality saddle pad offering excellent protection for your horse particularly for long distance and endurance riding
£49.50
£49.50
Zilco Puffer Pad Saddle Cloth Stock Length
Zilco Puffer Pad Saddle Cloth Stock Length
Saddlecloth with quilted 800gm poly fill inner and cotton outer which makes an easy care back protector. Ideal for stock saddles
£42.75
£42.75
Zilco Quilted Half Pad with Inserts - Black
Zilco Quilted Half Pad with Inserts - Black
A shaped saddle half pad, made from quilted cotton. It features four removable memory foam inserts, allowing it to also be used as a front-lift or rear-lift pad
£50.50
£50.50
Zilco Riding Sport AP Saddlecloth
Zilco Riding Sport AP Saddlecloth
Classic, sporty design featuring an embroidered Riding Sport motif, these saddlecloths come in a range of four eye-popping colours.
£47.25
£47.25
Zilco Rope Trim Dressage Square
Zilco Rope Trim Dressage Square
This quilted cotton drill dressage square has twisted rope trim. It is lined with IQ polyester fabric that wicks away swea
£37.50
£37.50
Zilco Rope Trim General Purpose Saddle Cloth
Zilco Rope Trim General Purpose Saddle Cloth
This all purpose saddle cloth has quilted cotton drill with twisted rope trim. It is lined with IQ polyester fabric that wicks away sweat.
£33.99
£33.99
Zilco Saddle Pad - Absorbagel
Zilco Saddle Pad - Absorbagel
Impact absorbent gel with a durable vinyl cover for easy use
£50.50
£50.50
Zilco Saddle Pad - Eva Foam
Zilco Saddle Pad - Eva Foam
EVA foam designed to prevent pressure points under saddles
£15.25
£15.25
Zilco Sheepskin Gel Saddle Pad
Zilco Sheepskin Gel Saddle Pad
This innovative gel saddle pad is lined with genuine sheepskin which breaths naturally.
£120.99
£120.99
Zilco Swallow Tail Dressage Square
Zilco Swallow Tail Dressage Square
This gorgeous dressage square has a swallow tail shape with high wither and classy spiral quilting.
£35.25
£35.25
Zilco Vine Quilt Dressage Square
Zilco Vine Quilt Dressage Square
This dressage saddle cloth has a cotton drill outer with unique square quilting and vine quilting pattern
£41.75
£41.75
Zilco Wool Lined Dressage Saddlecloth
Zilco Wool Lined Dressage Saddlecloth
This cotton drill diamond quilted dressage cloth is lined with real sheep's wool for increased air circulation and to wick away sweat
£93.50
£93.50
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