Pelham Bit, Jointed
Jointed Pelham Bit
The standard joint has the nutcracker action which acts on the bars of the mouth and sometimes the roof of the mouth. The pelham bit is often used in showing as an alternative to a weymouth and bradoon. It applies a variety of pressures which all work together and therefore is a favourite bit. This bit should be used with two reins, the first rein attaches to the snaffle ring and the second rein is attached to the ring on the lower shank. When the first rein is used the bit acts like a hanging cheek snaffle, when the second rein is used it increases leverage, lip pressure and the curb chain also apply pressure.