EquaNah | Milyn Brazier Physiotherapy

By: Milyn Brazier  11-11-2011
Keywords: Horses

Saddles are made to fit symmetrical beings and are therefore designed symmetrically. Problem is that most species have a dominant and non dominant side which means that their shoulder heights are not equal.
Still we insist on putting a symmetrical shaped saddle onto their uneven bodies and expecting them to move equally on both sides.

It has been my experience in this industry that so many of the problems I treat daily stem from ill fitting saddles. Tightness on one shoulder because of unevenness of shoulder heights causes a shift of the saddle. All of this leads to an uneven weight displacement of the rider which causes the horse to strain to maintain itself in a straight line.

The EquaNah has been designed on the principal that without damaging your saddle you are able to address the symmetry problems at hand and ensures that by “building” your own numnah correctly, your saddle’s pressure is displaced EQUALLY on your horses back. The EquaNah Endurance has also been made with additional leather pockets for lead weight if it should be desired encouraging your horse to carry extra weight required with momentum on the side of their bodies as opposed to on their actual back.

The EquaNah is able to assist with riders leaning too far back on their horses, horses with very high withers, horses that constantly trip, horses that regularly change shape and primarily it encourages the optimal movement from your horse.

The three different designs are there to cater for endurance and western saddles, jumping and dressage saddles.  The difference between the EquaNah and other saddle pads is that it doesn’t increase pressure where pressure is already extreme but rather lifts the saddle off of these points.

Andre La Conte advanced dressage rider: “My horse’s extended trot has never felt as good as with the EquaNah”

Corlise Kirstein springbuck endurance rider: “My horse’s stride has changed completely since riding with the EquaNah and his back is simply no longer sore!”

Ensuring Optimal Performance



Keywords: Horses

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