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APPLE MOUTH Medium Port Pelham
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Medium Port Pelham

Rustproof rings and shanks, with curb chain, 19 mm thick. The synthetic material is readily accepted, anti-allergic, soft and elastic. Encourages chewing activity thanks to the permanent apple taste, so the horse readily accepts the bit.

Plastic or rubber bits can be damaged within 5 minutes, 5 years or never. This can usually be attributed to the condition of the teeth and whether the bit has been fastened correctly. Various pelham types are special bits that should only be used in special cases and by experienced riders. They require a fully balanced seat and fine handling.

The Pelham is a single-jointed bit that, with its shanks and curb chain has a leveraging effect similar to that of the curb bit. Due to the leather connection piece, connecting bridle and curb-bit rings on one side, only one pair of reins is required.

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.

Instructions For Use

This product has a flexible mouth, which by its very nature, is more easily damaged than metal.
It is most important that the bit is of the correct size and that it lies central in the horses mouth.

Teeth marks on the bit may indicate that the horses mouth is in need of attention.
All bits should be checked on a regular basis and on no account should a damaged bit be allowed to continue in use.
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