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post #1 of 9 Old 04-27-2009, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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Pelham w/ Figure eight bridle - legal?

Is it legal to ride in Jumpers with a figure eight bridle and a pelham bit? I read somewhere that you shouldn't use a pelham with a figure eight in general. I just bought a figure eight and I have been using a pelham lately on my pony and she rides pretty well in it I was just wondering if it was legal/should you do it...
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post #2 of 9 Old 04-27-2009, 03:11 PM
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i'm not a jumper (eventer!) but I have seen people use the pelham with the figure eight. I don't think it's illegal. They should have something about it online though if you can find it

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I can't find anything online really... Just hoping someone here would tell me :)
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Any bit that has a curb action should be used with a normal noseband.


Not saying you can't do it but I suspect the judge will not be impressed.
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Okay, I'll just use that bridle with my full cheek.

Sorry if I sound a bit daft but, why should a bit with curb action be used with a normal noseband?
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Okay, I'll just use that bridle with my full cheek.

Sorry if I sound a bit daft but, why should a bit with curb action be used with a normal noseband?
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It is not so much as used with a normal noseband but with figure eights and flashs that portion of the noseband would connect under the curb bit. If you look at the attached picture the end result would be the strap and the curb chain would lay on the same grove behind the horse's jaw. This would change the action of that bit.

I just can't see any judge looking with favour with a set up like that.


PS...why were you considering this ?
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PS...why were you considering this ?
I had been using a pelham for the last week and the pony was doing really well with it. I didn't know if you should use it so I asked, I don't presume to know everything and when I don't know something I'd like to hear it from someone who does. I just wanted to know if it was legal and if it wasn't why wasn't it, or why you shouldn't do it even if it was legal. If it didn't change the action of the bit then I would do it.. But I won't now that I know that it would change action of the bit. Thank you for telling me! You've been a great help.
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I had been using a pelham for the last week and the pony was doing really well with it. I didn't know if you should use it so I asked, I don't presume to know everything and when I don't know something I'd like to hear it from someone who does. I just wanted to know if it was legal and if it wasn't why wasn't it, or why you shouldn't do it even if it was legal. If it didn't change the action of the bit then I would do it.. But I won't now that I know that it would change action of the bit. Thank you for telling me! You've been a great help.

If you feel comfortable using this bit for jumping I would stay with what you know. Many use it. My young jumper rider did in her first year on my boy because she was a bit nervous riding a stallion and since he didn't care it worked out well.

Went to a Kimberwick after and since she has good hands all went well.
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Yeah, I'll probably stay with the pelham at least for now. Again, thanks for your help!
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