Inno Sense Flexi soft bits incorporate a flexible mouthpiece. The bit has a flexible metal core. Horses ridden with a flexible mouthpiece follow the hand easily and accept the bit quickly. Bits with a flexible mouthpiece can be used for all horses yet are a particularly good choice for horses with a sensitive mouth. The bits of the Inno Sense line are not suitable for strong horses or horses with a hard mouth.
The Inno Sense Mullen is a straight bar that bends forward lightly. It is harder than the Inno Sense Flexi soft, but because of the synthetic material also suited for horses with a sensitive mouth. The bit has a rigid core that makes the Mullen bar not flexible, yet the material around it gives the bit a soft touch.
The Inno Sense Medium port is slightly harder than the flexi soft. This bit is suitable for horses with a thick or sensitive tongue. The mouthpiece has a port that creates space for the tongue and decreases the pressure on the centre of the horse’s tongue. The slightly flexible mouthpiece makes it a friendly bit. The bit is a popular choice for horses with a tongue problem.
And finally, there is the Inno Sense hard port bit. This bit is slightly harder than the medium port. Because of the shape, the middle of the tongue is more relieved. This bit is hardly flexible.
The pelham is made with short and long shanks. A bit with short shanks is called a baby pelham. A pelham with long shanks is a normal pelham. This bit can be used with one or two reins.
You can also use a pelham strap, this connects the bit ring with the ring a the bottom of the sides. A pelham strap connects the two reins, so just one rein is needed. The effect is a bit softer than riding with two reins. The pelham is used in combination with a curb chain.
The pelham is often used with strong horses. Because of the leverage effect created by the sides, the bit is pretty sharp. By using this bit it’s easier to ride a horse rounder in the neck. The longer the sides, the sharper it is.
The pelham is not suitable for inexperienced riders or horses.
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