Designed specifically for the soft horse that needs its head slightly elevated and nose (head carriage) to come into a collect position. Works very well for those soft horses that bump the bit downwards when asking to collect up. The mouthpiece has a very spacious and comfortable port that rotates separately to the Pelham action ensuring that the tongue has minimal pressure - allowing the softer horses to work off the other pressure points of a Pelham.
This port and swivel combination works very well with any horses that don't enjoy tongue pressure.
Can be used with or without curb-chains. Often a horse can remain in this bit without a curb chain if they are very soft. We find a leather curb chain works very well with this bit.
- Soft horses or those with a tendency to push their nose into the ground when asked to collect up. This response can be some times described as snatching or diving into the bit.
- Horses that do not enjoy or respond well to tongue pressure
- For training and schooling horses that play well in gags (or other bits) as a change of pressure points in the mouth, which gives the most often used pressure points a rest.
When training and setting a horse up for this bit (and all curb bits):
For a horse who has not had a curb bridle on it before, we will give the horse the opportunity to accept the bit and get a good understanding over 4 to 6 weeks before much pressure is applied. We will also allow the horse to enjoy the bit without a curb chain. From here we will move to a webbing or leather curb strap followed by a flat sitting wide curb chain.
They may progress through the stages without a curb chain quickly if they are not very sensitive horses.
Had a horse that every time I went to stop would lunge it’s head down , Had a very light mouth I put this bit in and the horse stopped with head up and no issues .totally changed the horse from an average polo pony to world class .one.AMAZING.
Really impressed with this bit. Have used it on a couple of horses that had quite big problems that I’d tried everything in my arsenal on. Great results. Very happy to have it. Well done Ross for coming up with it.
Magician Swivel Pelham
Tried every different bit with one of my mares, every one made her shake her head when checking up. This bit has changed the horse completely. A must-have in your tack-room!