The Intrepid English Curb Chain is a replacement curb chain for use with any pelham. We recommend its use with the Coronet Slow Twist Jointed Pelham. This curb chain is made of stainless steel and features a twin link chain with a loose ring for a lip strap.
What is a Pelham Bit?:
The Coronet Jointed Mouth Pelham combines elements of both a curb bit and a snaffle bit. The ring closest to the horse’s mouth acts as the snaffle ring, while the lower loose ring acts as the curb ring. Pelhams are typically worn with two reins, although one ring may be used in combination with a bit converter (often a semicircular piece of leather that connects the snaffle and curb rings). Pelhams also typically feature a curb chain, or some variation on a curb chain, which fits underneath the horse’s jaw. The curb chain may be either a linked metal chain or of a nylon material. It is also common to see curb chain “guards” or “covers” which may be made of rubber or gel and slide over the curb chain to prevent pinching and discomfort.
Altogether, the pelham is a type of curb bit, meaning that its primary use is for leverage. A favorite in the equitation ring, a pelham works great for setting a horse off of its forehand and into a nice classic frame.