The Waterford 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.
The Pelham has the shortest shank (55 mm) out of our range. As a result, this will soften poll pressure and leverage on the mouthpiece and curb.
The bit has many smooth flexible bumps or bubbles, which spreads pressure over many points making it a light mouthpiece. The greater flexibility discourages a horse from leaning on it.
The Waterford bit is a good choice for a horse that leans, it also promotes mouthing and salivation. The Waterford is usually worn ¼” – ½” longer than your traditional mouthpiece in order to curl around the lips and maximize the effect.