The materials used in each NuuMed item are selected to ensure optimum product performance. In particular, the density and length of the wool used together with the thickness of the quilt are key in getting a product to fit properly and do the job it was designed for. We use four different wool densities/lengths and a number of quilt thicknesses.
We still purchase all of our raw materials in the UK - something we are keen to continue for as long as possible - and we work with our suppliers to make sure the quality of their products is consistent so that you know every NuuMed saddlepad is made to the same standard year after year. Please see each product description to find out what each item is made from.
NuuMed is known in particular for its use of British Wool and below is just a quick insight as to why we believe it is so good.
In a nutshell, British wool offers more benefits for a horse's back than any other material natural or man made. We used wool that was still on a (dead) sheep's skin a long time ago but quickly found that the same wool taken off a (live) sheep and knitted onto a cotton yarn gave all the benefits of wool and none of the drawbacks of the skin.
So what are the key benefits of British Wool? Please note this is the condensed version as there are so many good points about British wool - please contact us for more details if you would like them.
- It is 100% natural
- It keeps your horse cooler even in hot weather. Yes, wool is the best for hot weather and it's been proven by endurance riders in the Middle East
- British wool does not flatten - it keeps bouncing back to keep your horse's back comfortable as the saddle impacts during work. Try taking a handful of the wool we use, squeezing it and watching it bounce back just like it does on a NuuMed pad. Please contact us if you would like a sample.
- British wool can absorb up to 30% of its own weight in moisture before it even feels damp keeping your horse more comfortable for longer
- It's so easy to keep clean and look after. Either wash it every day or brush it out to ensure ongoing peak performance.