Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: I'm an American girl living in southwest France
I love (*sarcasm alert*) how people jump to negative assumptions first instead of a perfectly good explanation, which I'll give now so no one else feels the need to scold me...
Where I live, it's late at night. My trainer was in the hospital all day. Because I don't want to bother her with something that could wait until tomorrow, I came here instead, knowing there'd be knowledgeable people who could and would help me. Could I have waited until tomorrow and gone to see her? Yes. But I wanted to put the rig together tonight while I had some free time at home.
Why I don't know which end is up is entirely based on the fact that I am a beginner, which explains why I am posting in the "New to Horses" section of the forum. If you've never seen a pelham bit in use before, it's not crazy to think it's confusing. I'm an intelligent person who's been riding for a year, but I couldn't figure it out. There are rings all over the place and that chain looks like it goes under the chin, which is why I couldn't figure out why it was on top of the bit. That's why I asked for help. Thanks to some people here and some photos, now I get it. It makes perfect sense once you see it one time.
I find it insulting and rude that anyone would judge me harshly because I don't know how a bit I've never seen used is set up. I don't come here to be judged that way, I come here for help. I come here for support and to share information.
Thanks to those who have offered your assistance. It's been a huge help and I'm glad I posted. Now I can put my bridle together and go to bed. :)
“When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ” ~ William Shakespeare