The pelham rounding is traditionally used on pelham bits to change them from 2-rein bits to 1-rein bits. Sprenger has now introduced a modern take on the pelham rounding — the Pelham Bit Converter.

Lighter and easier to attach, Sprenger’s pelham converter is also shorter than a traditional rounding.

It is made from webbed nylon rope which loops around the bottom ring and is then attached with a leather strap billet to the top ring.

A spokesman from Sprenger said: “The difference with these pelham converters is that they are much shorter than traditional pelham leather straps so the action from using the rein is much more direct and clear – and also much quicker with a lot less ‘play’.”

The new Bit Converter will retail at £15 and will be available in black or brown.

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