This high-quality double jointed Baby Pelham, featuring swivel cheeks and leverage action, is made of solid Cuprigan with stainless steel rings. Cuprigan is an alloy consisting of 89% copper, 7% aluminium, 3% iron and 1% zinc. The oxidation process of the material gives a pleasant smell and taste. The anatomical design of the bit follows the shape of the horse’s mouth, which allows for a gentle and even pressure distribution. The design, combined with the unique properties of Cuprigan, encourages the chewing process and saliva production, which allows for a pleasant connection with the sensitive horse’s mouth. The upper shanks (purchase arms) with ring are turned slightly outwards, which allows for optimum freedom of the horse’s head. The bit applies sharp pressure on the mouth. Mouthpiece thickness 14 mm, shank length 102 mm. Curb chain included.
A Pelham bit offers four different rein positions: a single rein attached to either the middle or bottom ring, a double rein or a single rein in combination with Pelham roundings. A Pelham bit is often used for strong horses or in situations that require more control such as show jumping or eventing. The longer the shanks, the stronger the leverage.
The double jointed bit consists of three parts. The middle section of the mouthpiece lies flat on the tongue, this causes more pressure on the tongue than a single jointed bit. The thicker the middle section, the more pressure it will create on the tongue.
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