Beris Mullen Pelham comes with nylon roundings and a perlon back strap. Available in two shank lengths - 5cm and 7cm. One pictured is the 5cm which measures from top to bottom of shank, not including the rein ring is 5".
Beris Mullen Pelham
The Pelham - Using a variety of pressures, the Mullen Pelham is an incorporation of the Weymouth and bradoon, and should theoretically be used with 2 reins, the first rein attached to the snaffle rein, and the second rein attached to the ring at the bottom of the shank, when the first rein is used the Pelham acts like a hanging cheek snaffle, putting slight pressure on the poll and whilst using even pressure across the tongue. Once the curb rein is engaged the leverage and lip pressure are increased as well as activating the curb chain. The greater the shank length the more leverage is applied.
The Mullen Mouthpiece - The Straight bar is a very mild mouthpiece; it is an unvarying mouthpiece, which means the pressure on the mouth doesn't change very much, as it is a fixed mouthpiece. The bit puts pressure on the tongue and lips (corner of the mouth), it does use slight pressure on the bars depending on the size of your horses tongue. This bit is very useful for those horses who have a very soft mouth and dont like complicated mouthpieces, it may also be useful for horses who back off the contact and need that extra bit of confidence in the bit.