The Happy Tongue mouthpiece on this Bombers pelham bit is designed with a medium port to create space for the tongue. This relieves tongue pressure and allows the horse to relax. The blue sweet iron cherry rollers are constructed tightly, so there is no chance of pinching. The rollers promote relaxation in the lower jaw by encouraging the horse to mouth and play with the bit, thus reducing the likelihood of him grabbing hold of the bit or leaning on it.
This bit is often suitable for horses with sensitive or large tongues, who tend to grab hold of or lean on the bit, thus becoming strong. Signs of sensitivity include the horse shaking his head when bit pressure is applied, putting the tongue out of the side of the mouth or putting the tongue over the bit.
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.
The blue sweet iron mouthpiece promotes salivation and acceptance of the bit. The material oxidises easily, warming up quickly in the horse's mouth and producing a sweet taste.
Please note that the blue will fade with use.