Pelham Bit, Low Port
Equisport Port Mouth Stainless Steel Pelham
Low Port Pelham with 140 mm Cheeks
The Pelham bit is often used for horses that prove too strong in a snaffle
The Pelham is a combination of the Weymouth and bradoon and should mainly 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 rein connectors 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 low port mouthpiece is a very mild mouthpiece and an alternative to the straight bar for horses with a larger tongue. The bit puts pressure on the tongue and corner of the mouth, it does use slight pressure on the bars depending on the size of your horses tongue.