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The Swales Pelham is designed to give control specifically for strong horses that are inclined to lean down. It is extremely popular bit with the showing and driving fraternity and is often used in other disciplines for faster work on an experienced horse that is “over enthusiastic”.
This is the only Pelham that removes poll pressure as the cheeks are attached to the inner rings. That emphasis the action on the curb and exerts more pressure on the jaws causing the lifting action.
The Swales Pelham is one of the few cheek pieces that creates leverage with no poll pressure. The rings the bridle cheek pieces attached to are loose and apply no poll pressure. This does make the curb pressure and the leverage a little stronger. Generally used for horses that can get too low