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CL-4200689 - Sprenger KK Ultra Pelham Aurigan 18mm
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Sprenger KK Ultra Pelham Aurigan 18mm

RRP: £242.00

HALF PRICE: £140.00

STOCK CHECK: 16/07/16

1x 120mm (4.75")

Sprenger KK Ultra Pelham in Aurigan

  • KK-ULTRA Bits take advantage of the exceptional sensitivity of the tongue.
  • Adapted to the anatomy of the horse's mouth.
  • No pressure put on the palate.
  • Clear instructions given as the tongue's sense of touch is utilised.
  • Made from AURIGAN the approved metal for horses

Pelham Cheeks

The Pelham bit is often used for horses that prove to strong in a snaffle, the Pelham is a very popular bit. It uses a variety of pressures, which all in all seem to work together to prove a very useful bit. Basically the Pelham is an incorporation of the Weymouth and bradoon, and should theoretically be used with 2 reins, the first rein is attached to the snaffle rein, and the second rein attached to the ring at the bottom of the shank, when the first rein is used the Pelham acts like a hanging cheek snaffle, putting slight pressure on the poll and carious pressures in the mouth depending on the mouthpiece, when the second rein is brought into play, this increases the leverage and lip pressure, and also the curb chain comes into play, the greater the distance between the cheek slot and the mouthpiece the greater the poll pressure, the greater the length of shank the greater the amount of leverage. The curb chain should be fitted so that the curb chain tightens when the second rein is brought into play, but there must be a bit of give so not to tighten up straight away.

The Pelham can also be used with Pelham roundings for the young or the novice, as dealing with 2 reins may prove too much of a handful but the actions of Pelham become less differential. The Pelham should though be used with 2 reins for showing. For jumping it may prove useful to use a elastic curb chain as some horses dont like jumping in a curb as when the horse jumps it needs to stretch and if the reins are not given in time it will cause the curb to tighten and maybe jolt in the curb groove, which the horse is obviously not going to like.

About the Aurigan Mouthpiece

It is oxidized AURIGAN bits that produce the distintive and pleasant taste that horses love. This particular taste encourages horses to chew and produce saliva which leads to rapid acceptance of the AURIGAN bit.

The extraordinary advantages of AURIGAN as a material for bits has been proved by scientific research. The excellent acceptance of AURIGAN in the horses mouth has been confirmed by a long-term study at the University if Hanover.

AURIGAN is a special nickle-free alloy which, due to the inclusion of silicon, combines the oxidation advantages of pure copper with maximum strength. This is guaranteed by the unique formula and composition of AURIGAN which exceed the quality of German Silver.

A high copper content in a bit material does not always result in optimum oxidation. Aluminium and nickle ingredients actually inhibit the oxidisation process of the metal in the horses mouth slowing down the reaction.

AURIGAN bits ensure perfect harmony and satisfy the highest demands of competition, together with the expectations of ambitious leisure riders.

About the KK Ultra Mouthpiece

The KK ULTRA bits take advantage of the exceptional sensitivity of the tongue. Did you know that because the tongue is extremely sensitive it multiplies perceptions in this area dramatically?

You might also recognize the feeling if the human tongue finds a little how in the tooth it gives the impression there is a huge gap. A horses tongue works in much the same way, whilst eating it can filter out small stones from the food. In collaboration with SPRENGER, the Veterinary University in Hanover started a new project. They examined more that 70 horses heads and used various methods to take measurements.

The analysis of this information produced unexpected results:
  • The interior of the volume of the mouth was less than had been previously thought
  • The palate was both smaller and very often flatter than previously imagined
  • The space left for a bit is therefore very limited

SPRENGER used this new information for the development of the KK ULTRA. The aim was to improve the bits bit not make them too severe.

How can the sense of touch be stimulated to obtain the desired effect?
  1. As the palate is narrower than originally assumed the lozenge in the centre was shortened (no pressure on the palate).
  2. The angle of the link was turned at 45. This ensures that when the reins are pulled the rounded link rests fully in the tongue without squeezing it.
  3. The tongues sense of touch is utilised and clear instructions are given through the reins.

Important Information

Make sure the bit is fitted correctly in the mouth. The arrow must always be on the left hand side pointing forwards.

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