Pelham Snaffle Horse Bit Stainless Steel with KK Style Link
It has elements of both a curb bit and a snaffle bit.Like all curb bits, a Pelham bit has a mouthpiece, shanks with both purchase and lever arms, a ring for rein attachment at the bottom of the shank, and a curb chain.
A Pelham works on several parts of a horse's head, depending on which rein is applied. The mouthpiece acts when either the snaffle or curb rein is applied and puts pressure on the bars, tongue, and lips of the horse. The curb chain and design of the mouthpiece can alter the degree of pressure placed on the horse's mouth.
The roof of the mouth is affected if the bit mouthpiece of the Pelham has a high port or if it is jointed. Pressure on the poll occurs when the curb rein is engaged, and pressure is directly related to the length of the upper shank (purchase arm) in relation to the lower shank (lever arm). All Pelhams apply some pressure on the poll. Pressure is applied to the chin groove by the curb chain when the curb rein is used.
The benefits for using a bean shaped link bit is it takes the pressure of the horse’s tongue.
The straight bars of the Pelham provide a slight lateral guiding effect. This is because the opposite bit ring creates a push in the direction of the activated rein i.e. for example, if the left rein is pulled the right Bar will create a push in left direction, pushing the sides of the Cheek against the horse's mouth, thus encouraging a smooth turn.
Stainless Steel Bit
Our Stainless-Steel Mouthpiece provides a comfortable fit and is designed with the horse's welfare in mind.
Mouthpiece thickness - 14mm
Cheek Length - 100mm
Cheek Ring – 35x6mm