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Pelham Bits & Kimblewick Bits

We understand at Online for Equine that picking the correct horse bit can be a very difficult job for all riders, so we have collated an extensive collection which you can browse, learn and pick at your own pace. On this page, you will find a selection of Pelham bits and Kimblewick bits.

Pelham Bits

A Pelham bit is a leverage bit making it extremely easy for the rider to use, the mouthpiece may be either solid or jointed. The mouthpiece will control the pressure applied to areas of the horse's mouth (the mouth bars, tongue and roof of mouth). A Pelham bit will have a number of uses for the rider, in many disciplines it can be an option as in place of a double bridle. When it comes to showing, there are a number of competitions and disciplines that do allows Pelham bits, but a select few that do not (it is important to double check yourself). Dressage is one instance where the bit is not permitted under any circumstance; pelham bits do however have a big use in driving and polo,

Kimblewick Bits

Kimblewick bits are very unique in comparison to other variations, but not as commonly used. They offer riders a curb effect without the risk of a shank getting caught on something which differs them from Pelham bits. However as they are often seen as an unorthodox or untraditional in comparison to other bits, like the Pelham bit, the Kimblewick bit is actually an illegal piece of tack in a number of horse shows and disciplines. Often considered to be a type of curb bit, the Kimblewick is usually used with a single set of reigns.

If you have any questions about the Pelham bits or Kimblewick bits on offer, please feel free to call our team and speak to our bitting expert who will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.