The numnah is the ideal answer if extra saddle lift is required on a temporary basis due to a horse's changing shape or to help with saddle fit if the same saddle is used on different shaped horses. This HiWither shimmy numnah is based on the HiWither half wool numnah but has an additional layer of memory foam in the design and two shimmy pockets either side into which the user can insert shims. This numnah is in general purpose style and comes with long top straps as standard.
The wool is knitted onto a cotton yarn giving you all the wool you need with no skin attached. Wool has the ability to absorb up to 30% of its own weight in moisture allowing you to keep your horse dry & comfortable. The natural fibres of the wool are less likely to cause skin reactions or allergies. Machine washable.
All NuuMed's correction numnahs come with two 5mm shims in each pocket at the front and one 5mm shim in each pocket at the back, as standard.
Fitting or putting your NUUMED numnah or pad on
Sounds so simple, but it causes a lot of problems for horses – so just some quick guidelines:
Put the numnah onto the horse without the saddle, slightly in front of where the saddle will sit
- Check the straps are not caught up - Check the offside is not caught up - Check the numnah is sitting centrally - Then put the saddle on the numnah and slide back into the correct position so the horse"s hair is lying flat in the right direction - Make sure the numnah sits up into the gullet at the front and the back of the saddle - Check the saddle is not sitting on the binding and that there is a clear margin of numnah or pad visible around the saddle
Care of your NUUMED numnah or pad
Keep it clean. A dirty numnah or pad is bad news for a horse. NuuMed numnahs and pads can be washed daily - preferably in NuuWash – then dry them naturally, give them a shake and a quick brush with a body or dandy brush and away you go again.