Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
Pelhams deffinatly NOT Legal no matter what country you are in.
A double is allowed from medium level onwards in the UK (but at no point is it required, it used to be a requirement but you can now do GP in a snaffle if it suits the horse).
I'd of liked it if a pelham was legal, perticularly if they had allowed ported bits as stan was happiest and most settled in a low ported pelham, however we did dressage in a french link snaffle because of this ruling. He did up to medium level. We tried a double a few times but he simply did not have enough room in his mouth for the 2 bits.
ETA - 2 and a 1/4 inches?? Bloody hell your horses have no mouths, my little 12hh section b is in a 3 and a half inch bit, my 13.2hh riding pony is in a 4 inch!
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT
Last edited by faye; 12-28-2010 at 03:00 AM.