4202088 – Sprenger Comfort Mouth Pelham 16mm
- Optimum fit, keeping the horse on the bit.
- Soft and even distribution of pressure across the entire tongue.
- The horse’s impulse to put the tongue over the bit is nearly neutralised.
- The form of the mouthpiece is adapted to the sensitive palatal arch and the thickness is tapered towards the centre.
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 distinctive 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
AURIGAN bits ensure perfect harmony and satisfy the highest demands of
competition, together with the expectations of ambitious leisure riders.
Make sure the bit is fitted correctly in the mouth. The arrow must always be on the left hand side pointing forwards.