The Pelham 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 bradoon reins in the double bridle.
The Polo Pelham 55 has 55mm shanks and utilizes a heavier cheekpeices than the standard Pelham.
The Polo Pelham 55 is supplied with curb hooks and chain.
A conventional Snaffle joint has a nut cracker action, which means it will bear pressure on the horse's bars and the tongue. The Barrel joint limits the nut cracker action and spreads the usual pressure over a larger area. When the rein is used this mouthpiece wraps across the tongue creating tongue pressure and taking pressure off the bars due to the lock up action. Please note appearances may be deceiving, this bit joint is stronger than the Elliptical as pressure is more concentrated on the tongue as this joint is smaller.