The blue sweet iron pelham with a Buster Roller mouthpiece from Bombers Bits has a 40mm roller link in the centre. This increases tongue and bar pressure, making the bit stronger than conventional double jointed bits. This bit is often suitable for horses with a low head carriage that tend to lean on the bit. The increased pressure on the bars acts to lift the head while the roller increases pressure on the tongue, bringing the chin in and encouraging the horse to soften as he plays with the roller.
The blue sweet iron mouthpiece oxidises easily, creating a warm, sweet taste in the horse's mouth. This encourages the horse to salivate, gently mouth the bit and relax his jaw, and can help horses who have difficulty accepting conventional metal bits.
The rings on the Pelham provide a similar action to that offered by a double bridle, but in a less precise manner. When the top rein is used, the bit has a similar action to that of a hanging cheek snaffle, putting pressure on the bars of the mouth as well as a limited amount of poll pressure. The curb rein provides leverage action on the poll and also puts pressure on the curb groove via the curb chain. The pelham can be used with two reins or with pelham roundings.
A curb chain is included with this bit.
Please note that the blue will fade with use.