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.
Features double jointed or elliptical mouthpiece:
A double jointed or elliptical mouthpiece consists of 3 parts. The middle part of this mouthpiece lies flat on the tongue and will put more pressure on the tongue than a jointed mouthpiece. The thicker the middle part, the more pressure on the tongue.
An Segundo mouthpiece alleviates tongue pressure while keeping an even pressure on the bars of the mouth, encouraging the horse to stay light to the contact. Horses find it difficult to lean on this mouthpiece or to put their tongue over the bit.