Nov. 8, 2010, 10:11 PM
Reading the hackamore thread, I began thinking about other tack/bit trends I've seen recently. It seems as if I've seen a lot of horses going in pelhams with converters (jumpers of course). I've always had the general impression that converters were frowned upon in the hunter/jumper world, similar to kimberwickes. With even the BN riders using this set up (Michael Morrisey (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v397/weezeriffc/003435.jpg), McLain Ward (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v397/weezeriffc/004080.jpg), Laura Kraut (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v397/weezeriffc/ee14c840f4e80682780b8ff5b00cdd23d6cfec40.jpg), Vigo D'arsouille (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v397/weezeriffc/14542.jpg), Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v397/weezeriffc/michaelsbbaum-world-cup-final-vegas.jpg),Gerco Schroeder (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v397/weezeriffc/GercoSchroder_FredericBrouard.jpg), Candice King (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v397/weezeriffc/KingC-ROTT10F2639.jpg), Shane Sweetnam (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v397/weezeriffc/SHANESWEETNAM.jpg)) this combo must have a function beyond simplifying from two reins to one. Specifically, how does the converter change the action of the pelham? Thoughts?