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  1. Shires Double Jointed Copper Lozenge Pelham
    £29.99

    Online for Equine offer the Shires Double Jointed Copper Lozenge Pelham.

    This Pelham is often employed in show horses and for those that need extra control and steering than that offered by a gag bit. The Pelham employs the use of curb pressure for improved control in conjunction with increased poll pressure.

    The copper lozenge on this Pelham helps to improve softness and can prevent the horse from becoming wooden in the hand. As copper rapidly warms to body temperature, many horses will soften and relax on the bit.

    The Shires Double Jointed Copper Lozenge Pelham is available in widths 4.5" - 6".

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  2. Shires Slotted Cheek Port Mouth Kimblewick
    £25.99

    The Shires Slotted Cheek Port Mouth Kimblewick gives the horse good comfort in the mouth giving them more freedom. 

    The port on this Shires bit allows more room for the tongue giving the horse more freedom with the bit. The slotted D rings can also be used to increase poll pressure where need be & is also known as a Uttoxeter Kimblewick. 

    Available in a range of sizes.

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  3. Neue Schule Performance Pony Butterfly Pelham - 8093BP

    RRP £139.69

    From: £97.99

    The Neue Schule Performance Pony Butterfly Pelham is designed to help give the rider additional control when needed, and also helps with turning and encouraging a correct outline. This Pelham will also help to lighten the forehand for strong ponies, promoting self-carriage and being useful when jumping. This lightweight design, elegant cheeks and thin mouthpiece are designed to be more comfortable for the smaller heads and mouths of ponies, and give an attractive and correct look in the show ring. This bit will also benefit children who do not always support their inside rein as the mouthpiece won't slide through the pony's mouth.

    Supplied with a polished stainless steel curb chain.

    Available in 4 - 5"; 10mm mouthpiece thickness

    NS Reference 8093BP

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  4. Neue Schule Waterford Pelham - 8029P

    RRP £139.69

    From: £97.99

    The Neue Schule Waterford Pelham is designed to give the rider more control during faster work, especially for strong horses that fix or lean such as show cobs or draught types. The Waterford mouthpiece can move in all directions which prevents the horse from becoming "wooden" against your contact, while the Pelham helps by applying poll pressure, encouraging the horse to soften and work in self-carriage. This Pelham gives the desired level of control, encourages freedom through the shoulder and helps to soften the neck to promote correct outline, flexion and bend.

    Neue Schule's slimmer, innovative Waterford mouthpiece suits all types of mouth conformation including large fleshy tongues and lips. The ergonomic LipSMART shelf eradicated the risk of rubs to the sensitive corners of the horse's mouth. 

    Unlike regular Waterford bits, Neue Schule have redesigned this pelham bit with lip rests to eradicate rubbing to the sensitive corners of the lips. As the 14mm mouthpiece bends in all directions, it prevents leaning and ensures the horse carries himself throughout the show ring.

    Supplied with a polished stainless steel curb chain.

    Available in 5 - 6"; 14mm mouthpiece thickness; 7cm shank length

    NS Reference 8029SP

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  5. Neue Schule Slimma Show Pelham - 8015SHP

    RRP £151.33

    From: £105.99

    The Neue Schule Slimma Show Pelham is the ideal choice for those riders that would like to show their horse in a double but are restricted by the size of their horse's mouth. The innovative, lightweight design incorporates a loose ring which allows play through the reins, therefore unlike the traditional fixed cheeks on a regular Pelham, the horse is unlikely to learn to fix and lean on the bit.

    The loose ring design enhances communication and ensures the horse remains in a light contact. It's advantageous for horses that have a tendancy to be "wooden", lean or overbend in a traditional Pelham. The thinner 14mm ported mouthpiece is very comfortable and gives generous tongue relief without causing upper palate interference, often proving the long-term solution to tongue evasions.

    Supplied with a polished stainless steel curb chain.

    Available in 5 - 6"; 14mm mouthpiece; 7cm long shanks

    NS Reference 8015SHP

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  6. Neue Schule Tranz Angled Lozenge Pelham - 8023P

    RRP £139.69

    From: £97.99

    The Neue Schule Tranz Angled Lozenge Pelham is designed to be comfortable for the horse. It promotes a rounder outline while also encouraging more self-carriage and freedom through the shoulder. The Tranz Angled Lozenge Pelham is often sourced for a better level of control, giving the rider more "feel" and more of a response than a standard, solid mouthpiece which will often result in fixing or blocking, culminating in a "wooden" feel.

    Available in 5 - 6"; 16mm thick mouthpiece; 7cm shank length

    NS Reference 8023P

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  7. Shires Double Jointed Sweet Iron Pelham

    RRP £29.99

    From: £26.99

    The Shires Double Jointed Sweet Iron Pelham works on the horses poll, corners, bars, tongue and chin groove, the bit helps assist with control. The Shires Double Jointed Sweet Iron Pelham has a jointed mouthpiece which will lessen the nutcracker action, the copper and sweet iron are there to encourage the horse to softer in the mouth. The raised copper ribs help by preventing the horse taking too much hold. Learn More
  8. Shires Mullen Mouth Pelham
    £26.99
    The Shires Mullen Mouth Pelham is a very mild bit, the pressure is evenly distributed through the mouth. The Shires Mullen Mouth Pelham is ideal for horses with small or soft mouths and can be used with double reins or pelham roundings. Learn More
  9. Sprenger KK Ultra Kimblewick
    £169.40

    The Sprenger KK Ultra Kimblewick is the ideal choice for strong, speedy ponies with young riders on board allowing for enhanced communication; this bit is extremely popular in the jumping ring and cross country.

    The Sprenger KK Ultra Kimblewick provides both poll and curb action; this bit features a central lozenge also known as a bean. This central lozenge is set at 45 degrees forward which means that it sits comfortably and evenly on the tongue. As the bean sits evenly on the centre of the tongue, once contact is taken up, the bean takes advantage of the sensitivity of the tongue and applies pressure allowing for enhanced communication. The unique design prevents upper palate interference and ensures that the tongue does not become pinched or squeezed. Unlike a Pelham, the Kimblewick results in far lesser poll pressure due to the shorter D shaped cheeks of the bit. The Kimblewick should be ridden with two reins for rein clarity.

    The Sprenger KK Ultra lozenge takes advantage of the sensitivity of the tongue ensuring there is no risk of pinching. The mouthpiece is anatomically to follow the contours of the horses tongue and is designed to help promote consistency and rein aid clarity. Combined with the running gag cheek, this bit ensures that the feel in the mouth remains soft whilst providing the rider with great lift, helping to get the horse back and off the forehand.

    Available in Sensogan or Aurigan in 16mm thickness.

    If you are unsure which Sprenger material to go for, you may find this useful:

    Sensogan – the new and improved version of Aurigan made from copper, zinc and manganese. Sensogan utilises the favourable taste and salivation levels provided by Aurgian but builds on these for improved feel and acceptance. Sensogan is a revolutionary new material designed for maximum comfort and relaxation. The main difference offered by Sensogan is due to the unique combination of copper and manganese which results in a smoother and far more regulated oxidative process which has proven very appealing to the horse in field tests; particularly if you have a horse who over-plays with the bit. This revolutionary compound has resulted in less copper discharge helping the bit retain its white-gold colouration for longer. The huge success of Sensogan is also due to its manganese content; this micro nutrient is extremely popular in the feeding regime of sports horses as tests have concluded that manganese aids in muscle and energy metabolism. Furthermore, feeding manganese has resulted in a reduction in tension in horses and we are finding that tense horses are far more relaxed in the mouth when ridden in Sensogan.

    Aurigan – made from 85% copper, 4% nickel with zinc, Aurigan offers superb oxidative properties. It has always been a firm favourite amongst riders for enhancing feel and comfort in the horse’s mouth. Aurigan promotes optimum salivation and acceptance of the bit. Due to the solid cat design of Aurigan, the bit will tarnish as it naturally oxidises with the air. This bit is not British Dressage legal.

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  10. Sprenger Dynamic RS Pelham
    £181.10

    The mouthpiece perfectly follows the anatomy of the mouth to improve the horse's willingness and cooperation. The rein aids come into play earlier due o the lever action of the short cheeks. This bit is ideal for strong, but sensitive horses as the ergonomically formed mouthpiece enables an even distribution of gentle pressure onto the tongue. Made from Aurigan which composes of 85% copper, 4% nickel with zinc for superb oxidation

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  11. Sprenger Single Jointed Rubber Pelham
    £70.60

    Rubber bits from Sprenger are made of soft but tough rubber that has a stainless steel cable inside to reinforce the mouthpiece. Rubber generally has an "eraser effect". It is therefore important that horses are salivating and chewing well when using these bits. If the horse does not produce enough salivation the rubber bit will be uncomfortable. Different from pure metal bits there is the danger of the rubber being easily bitten through when the bit is not attached correctly and gets into contact with the teeth.

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  12. Sprenger Rubber Pelham
    £70.60

    Rubber bits from Sprenger are made of soft but tough rubber that has a Stainless steel cable inside to reinforce the mouthpiece. Rubber generally has an "eraser effect". It is therefore important that horses are salivating and chewing well when using these bits. If the horse does not produce enough salivation the rubber bit will be uncomfortable. Different from pure metal bits there is the danger of the rubber being easily bitten through when the bit is not attached correctly and gets into contact with the teeth.

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  13. Sprenger Rubber Pelham with Vulcanic Rubber Mouthpiece
    £70.60

    Rubber bits from Sprenger are made of soft but tough rubber that has a Stainless steel cable inside to reinforce the mouthpiece. Rubber generally has an "eraser effect". It is therefore important that horses are salivating and chewing well when using these bits. If the horse does not produce enough salivation the rubber bit will be uncomfortable. Different from pure metal bits there is the danger of the rubber being easily bitten through when the bit is not attached correctly and gets into contact with the teeth.

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  14. Sprenger MAX-Control Pelham
    £77.40

    The MAX-Control is a double-jointed bit which, at a first glance, cannot be distinguished from other double-jointed loose ring snaffles. However, it is a correction or training bit which locks at a certain angle and thus becomes a straight bar. The bit lies very well in the mouth when the horse is working properly. When the horse opposes the rider's hand the more intensive rigid effect occurs.

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  15. Sprenger Curved Pelham
    £67.70

    The Pelham is a bit that provides additional lever action on the poll. Pressure is applied to the lower jaw bones by the use of a curb chain. Pelhams can be used with one or two reins, which enables different rein options. Direct pressure is applied to the horse's tongue and bars if the rider only uses the snaffle rein.

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  16. Sprenger Novocontact Double Jointed Pelham
    £184.90

    Sprenger Novocontact Double Jointed Pelham is ideal to use on horses that occasionally tend to pull against the hand, but are too sensitive in the mouth to be ridden with stronger bits.

    The revolutionary Sprenger Novocontact mouthpiece creates a unique oval shape in the mouth which widens the contact surface on the tongue aiding the rider to maintain regularity in the contact. As the rider applies the rein aid, the unique mouthpiece turns forward, narrowing the the surface area of the bit which comes into contact with the tongue, thus ensuring a more precise aid is delivered.

    Combined with the pelham cheek, the Novocontact is ideal for strong horses that are aversive to excessive tongue and bar pressures as this revolutionary bit employs curb and poll pressure in conjunction.

    The new Novocontact Sprenger range is made from Sensogan and is available in several different widths:

    Sensogan – the new and improved version of Aurigan made from copper, zinc and manganese. Sensogan utilises the favourable taste and salivation levels provided by Aurgian but builds on these for improved feel and acceptance. Sensogan is a revolutionary new material designed for maximum comfort and relaxation. The main difference offered by Sensogan is due to the unique combination of copper and manganese which results in a smoother and far more regulated oxidative process which has proven very appealing to the horse in field tests; particularly if you have a horse who over-plays with the bit. This revolutionary compound has resulted in less copper discharge helping the bit retain its white-gold colouration for longer. The huge success of Sensogan is also due to its manganese content; this micro nutrient is extremely popular in the feeding regime of sports horses as tests have concluded that manganese aids in muscle and energy metabolism. Furthermore, feeding manganese has resulted in a reduction in tension in horses and we are finding that tense horses are far more relaxed in the mouth when ridden in Sensogan.

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  17. Sprenger Novocontact Single Jointed Pelham
    £167.50

    Sprenger Novocontact Single Jointed Pelham is ideal to use on horses that back off the contact and are too sensitive in the mouth to be ridden with stronger bits.

    The revolutionary Sprenger Novocontact mouthpiece creates a unique oval shape in the mouth which widens the contact surface on the tongue aiding the rider to maintain regularity in the contact. As the rider applies the rein aid, the unique mouthpiece turns forward, narrowing the the surface area of the bit which comes into contact with the tongue, thus ensuring a more precise aid is delivered.

    Combined with the pelham cheek, the Novocontact is ideal for strong horses that are aversive to excessive tongue and bar pressures as this revolutionary bit employs curb and poll pressure in conjunction.

    The new Novocontact Sprenger range is made from Sensogan and is available in several different widths:

    Sensogan – the new and improved version of Aurigan made from copper, zinc and manganese. Sensogan utilises the favourable taste and salivation levels provided by Aurgian but builds on these for improved feel and acceptance. Sensogan is a revolutionary new material designed for maximum comfort and relaxation. The main difference offered by Sensogan is due to the unique combination of copper and manganese which results in a smoother and far more regulated oxidative process which has proven very appealing to the horse in field tests; particularly if you have a horse who over-plays with the bit. This revolutionary compound has resulted in less copper discharge helping the bit retain its white-gold colouration for longer. The huge success of Sensogan is also due to its manganese content; this micro nutrient is extremely popular in the feeding regime of sports horses as tests have concluded that manganese aids in muscle and energy metabolism. Furthermore, feeding manganese has resulted in a reduction in tension in horses and we are finding that tense horses are far more relaxed in the mouth when ridden in Sensogan.

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  18. Shires Medium Port Mouth Pelham
    £27.99
    The Shires Medium Port Mouth Pelham has a port, the port in this pelham creates more space for the horses tongue. The Shires Medium Port Mouth Pelham is a bit that can be used with double reigns or pelham roundings. Learn More
  19. Sprenger Duo Pelham
    £124.00

    Sprenger Duo bits are very gentle on the horse's mouth. The mouthpiece is made of soft, flexible plastic which adapts to the horse's mouth in an ideal way. The material is food-safe, solvent-free and does not contain any plasticisers. The mouthpiece is reinforced with a steel cable to make is stable and to provide more security. Encourages the horse to chew and it is kind to the mouth and tongue.

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  20. Shires Jointed Pelham
    £26.99
    The Shires Jointed Pelham is a single jointed pelham that creates a nutcracker action. The The Shires Jointed Pelham can be used with double reins or pelham roundings. Learn More
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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.