Description of (baby) pelham:
- The pelham is delivered with short and long shanks. A bit with short shanks is called a baby pelham. A pelham with long shanks is a normal pelham. This bit can be used with one or two reins.
- You can also use a pelham strap, this connects the bit ring with the ring a the bottom of the shank. A pelham strap connects the two rings, so just one rein is needed. The effect is a bit softer than riding with two reins.
- The pelham is used in combination with a curb chain.
- The pelham is often used with strong horses. Because of the leverage effect created by the sides, the bit is pretty sharp. By using this bit it’s easier to ride a horse rounder in the neck. The longer the sides, the sharper it is.
- The pelham is not suitable for inexperienced riders or horses.
Straight mouthpiece features:
- A straight mouthpiece often has a sharper effect than a single or double jointed mouthpiece. The shape of the mouthpiece determines where the pressure will be in the mouth. A straight mouthpiece with tongue port puts more pressure on the layers and keeps the tongue free. The straighter and thicker the mouthpiece, the more pressure on the tongue.
Sam Marsh mouthpiece features:
- This bit is placed flat in the horse's mouth and turns 90 degrees. This improves the fixation in the horse's mouth and thus the comfort, making the horse lighter in the hand.