The Pelham 55 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 bridoon reins in the double bridle. Riders not adept at handling two sets of reins, prefer to use rein connectors, leather loops which connect from one ring to the other on the bit shank. The rein is then attached to this rounding.
The Pelham 55 has the shortest shank (55 mm) out of Bombers range, which will soften poll pressure and leverage on the mouthpiece and curb. It is supplied with curb chain and hooks.
The Snaffle has a curved mouthpiece which distributes pressure more evenly over the tongue and bars of the horse's mouth and reduces the nutcracker action. The offset centre link avoids the usual pressure points on the togue. The nutcracker action results in the horse lifting its head, therefore offers a solution for the horse that runs with its head down.
All Bomber bits are made from blue sweet iron, because it oxidises easily, encourages salivation, helps bit acceptance and is warm and sweet. *Please note that due to the oxidisation the blue will fade with use.