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post #1 of 4 Old 01-26-2014, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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What's with the pelham?

Why do h/j people jump with a pelham and converter???
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-26-2014, 01:34 PM
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Well, is they are showing any kind of rated hunter show, they probably won't place as converters are a huge no-no in the hunter ring. In jumpers it might be the set-up used for competition. A lot of horses in the jumper ring only use a particular bit for jumping/shows and for flatwork they use a basic snaffle.
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post #3 of 4 Old 01-26-2014, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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They were actually riders that ride under a trainer that is an Eventer but does h/j stuff too in the same set up. I though it was odd. My riders jump in snaffles.
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post #4 of 4 Old 01-27-2014, 11:07 AM
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I think some beginners will use a converter when they're still learning how to navigate using 2 reins. And I've seen a few jumpers use converters I think to simplify all that's in their hands. I'm personally not a fan since it doesn't allow you to ride off just the snaffle but I understand why certain situations might call for it. I wouldn't say that it's specific to h/j riders or that it's even all that common... at least not around here.
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