Polo Pelham 55 Elliptical Lock up
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 75 has 75mm shanks and utilizes a heavier cheekpeices than the standard Pelham.
The Polo Pelham 75 is supplied with curb hooks and chain.
The Elliptical is a 45 mm lozenge, it is stronger than the Control Plate due to it having a smaller surface area. Consequently, a horse using his tongue as a means of pushing against the bit and therefore taking control, will draw back and tuck his chin in, coming back to a better point of control.
By Locking up the Elliptical joint, it removes any nutcracker action, meaning it will bear less pressure on the horse's bars. It in turn applies more tongue pressure than the Ported Kernel making it a stronger bit.