Pelham 55 Lock Up
Cheek Pieces: The Pelham 55 has attachments for two reins, one near the mouthpiece and one at the end of the shank. These reins have similar action to the curb and bridoon reins in the double bridle. Some rider who are not adept at handling two sets of reins prefer to use rein connectors, leather loops which connect from one ring to the other on the bit shank. The rein is then attached to this rounding. The Pelham 55 has the shortest shank (55 mm) out of our range, this will soften poll pressure and leverage on the mouthpiece and curb. It is supplied with curb chain and hooks.
Mouth Piece: The Lock Up snaffle removes the nutcracker action of the conventional snaffle, meaning it will bear less pressure on the horse's bars. The Lock Up is therefore a softer option than a conventional snaffle, although it still applies tongue and bar pressure when the reins are taken up.
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