Uniquely shaped, especially sensitive.
Novocontact bits are designed to create a unique oval shape which widens the contact surface on the tongue while the rider keeps a steady contact. As the rider gives a rein aid the mouthpiece turns forward and the contact surface gets narrower, ensuring more precise and effective communication. novocontact bits improve the interaction between horse and rider for a better contact and acceptance of the bit.
The double jointed novocontact bits are ideal to use on horses that occasionally tend to pull against the hand, but are too sensitive to be ridden with stronger bits.
When using a Pelham the rein aid is distributed to three various parts of the horse’s head: the tongue, the poll and the lower jaw. This enables the rider to get more control over strong and powerful horses. As the chin is very sensitive and only covered with a thin layer of skin it makes sense to use a curb chain guard as a cushion.