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post #1 of 6 Old 10-29-2008, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Pellham?

So i ride my standardbred in a pellham. He's still in training..but he'll be competing in jumper classes in the spring i think..

I've heard a lot of hunter/jumpers use a pellham bit. Is this true? do any of you guys use this?

I started using it because he needed a better fit bit, and i felt the pellham would help be more clear to him, it was, his turning is incredible, very light contact and a small sponge will have him turning where i need. HOwever he doesnt stop all =/

So what are your experiences with the pellham.

mine is jointed with yeah double reigns and all LOL

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post #2 of 6 Old 10-29-2008, 08:59 PM
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my thoroughbred uses a pellham...yes lots of jumpers do use pellhams and if he doesnt stop well try a straight pellham. its not jointed at all. My pony uses one let me kno if it helps!!!!!
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post #3 of 6 Old 10-29-2008, 10:18 PM
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Originally Posted by equineangel91 View Post
mine is jointed with yeah double reigns and all LOL
You might like to read this about all bits but I point out this one point about jointed Pelhams 3/4 the way down.

::: Sustainable Dressage - Tack & Auxillary Equipment - The Bridle & the Bit :::

The jointed mouthbar does not work very well with the chin chain (that you need for the curb) because the chin chain will be tightened by the traction on the curb reins and it will wrap the jointed mouthbar around the lower jaw. So there will be a lot of mobility, to the point of slack, with a jointed mouth piece. So, you thighten the chain more. But you still have a mouth piece that is wrapped around the lower jaw of the horse.
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post #4 of 6 Old 10-29-2008, 10:24 PM
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that is what i ride my gelding in

-L'eggo My Eggo "Eggo" - 9 yr Belgian Draft X Quarter Horse Gelding
-Frequent Flyer "Jett"- 9yr Belgian Sporthorse
-Dusty Doc Lou "Dusty" - R.I.P
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post #5 of 6 Old 10-30-2008, 10:09 AM
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I use a jointed pelham on my gelding for everything and he loves it jumping and all. we've never had a problem. If u dont want to use two reins try a bit converter, they are amazing!

"The horse you get off is not the same as the horse you got on; it is your job as a rider to ensure that as often as possible the change is for the better."
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post #6 of 6 Old 10-30-2008, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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Personally I really like having two reigns. I feel like im in much finer control of exactly how the bit works. For example when he gets too carried away once and a while and isnt rele paying attention...a half halt with a little added curb effect...will get his attention in a gentler way than just trying to use a stronger half halt. I think its better for training too since he's definitely no grand jumper quite yet. lol

Someone once said pellhams were bad bits though...I always say its a matter of how its used ya know...any bit can be bad in the wrong hands.

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