Pelhams are a ‘two in one’ bit being distinctive by having; a curb chain, two points of rein attachment and a cheek that extends below the mouthpiece. They grew from the need to have less ironmongery in horses’ mouths than that of a double bridle with its two independent bits. Some horses simply do not have mouths large enough for this. Reportedly named after a prominent family by that name these bits are in reality, a curb bit (Weymouth) with additional rings fixed to the cheeks next to the mouthpiece. Two sets of reins are used and the top ring acts as a Snaffle. The use of the rein attached to the rings at the lower end of the cheek gives the leverage action which functions in combination with the curb chain.
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