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post #1 of 5 Old 07-09-2009, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb Roundings?

Does anybody here use pelham roundings or use double reins on there pelham bit? I'm thinking a pelham bit can only work to its full affect with two sets of reins!
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-09-2009, 09:48 PM
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You are correct!
I"ve used them, and they work, but I feel so much better when I can work each rein independently, giving and taking on the curb as I need it...

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Roundings= invention of an lazy and inexperienced dingo.
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-09-2009, 10:48 PM
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I had to ride with them today they were easier but I would have preferred the two reins for more control
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-10-2009, 01:35 PM
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They muddle the signals from the separate aids by combining them together, thereby defeating the point. If you you want the ease of one rein, find a bit other than a pelham. It simply ruins the point and purpose of the bit not to ride with double reins. And really, it isn't very hard to learn how to use them properly, just takes a little time to get used to, so I can't see why there is any reason that anyone would want to use a connector.
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