The Beris Autopilot Pelham is an innovative new cheek piece that is designed to position the mouthpiece automatically in the horse's mouth in a way that applies only the lowest pressure to the tongue and jaw.
As anatomy of the horse's mouth varies, as well as preferences as to the position of the mouthpiece, this bit means that the horse can choose the most comfortable position for himself.
When the reins are used, pressure is increased on the tongue and jaw, but the mouthpiece remains stable in the position the horse prefers.
This bit fits the horse's mouth anatomically so it sits in the perfect position. The flattened area on the port allows plenty of space for the horse's tongue. As a result, many horses respond with increased relaxation and chewing.
This bit is often suitable for horses with a very soft mouth that don't like complicated mouthpieces and those that won't tolerate tongue pressure and are prone to reacting by headshaking.
This bit is also a good choice for those that tend to put their tongue over the bit. The port helps to prevent this be removing the central tongue pressure.
The Autopilot bit is recommended for horses:
- that appreciate permanent tongue relief
- that prefer a more mobile bit in the mouth
- that do not like too much poll pressure
- that tend to become excitable with a sensitive mouth.
The bit comes with bit rubbers to prevent pinching and a nylon curb strap to reduce poll pressure.
The Beris Autopilot Pelham is available with long shanks (15cm total, 6cm below the mouth) in 13cm or 14cm with a soft or a hard mouthpiece.