Kelly had me lesson on Thursday in a short shanked rubber Pelham with a converter (I don't have enough dexterity to manage two reins) and honestly? I liked how she went in it. Ellie can get a little heavy in her front while I try to engage her hind and whether it was the early morning chill or the new bit she seemed to carry herself in a more uphill and balanced way.
I tried it again today, Sunday funday, but since I came prepared with no plan we tootled around without getting that same focused ride.
I'd like to use it again in my lessons this week and continue to evaluate.
I know this group has a penchant for bits so I'm curious to hear examples of Pelham use and how it has aided your rides.
I think Ellie likes the extra bling. She's so vain.