The flexible rubber pelham can be a good alternative to a jointed bit for some horses.
- The flexible rubber mouth moulds around the horses mouth, giving this pelham the slightly reduced curb action of a jointed pelham, but with a far milder action in the mouth.
- Flexible rubber pelhams are best suited to horse that have enough space for a large mouthpiece and are ideal for novice riders using a stronger bit for the first time as the mouth is mild.
- Pelhams are designed to be used with two reins, the 'snaffle' rein on the larger ring which should have a constant contact, and the curb rein is attached to the smaller loose bottom ring and is used when needed. They can also be used with Pelham Roundings and one rein for a simpler and effective alternative to two reins.
- The small hole in the shank just above the curb ring is for a lip strap, not essential but helps to keep the curb chain flat.
Only available in 5"
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I love this bit, my horse goes really well in it for cross country. I love how it is bendy rubber so it is kinder in his mouth. I tried to wash the new rubber smell away before I put it in his mouth but I didn't have much luck with that...maybe there is a trick to this I don't know about but that's only if you care about that kind of thing.