The Watson Pelham gives the impression of being part of a double bridle setup without using two bits. The bit is like a regular Pelham, but the snaffle rings have been moved so that they are connected through the center of the Mullen mouthpiece and now act as loose rings.

Mullen mouthpiece with a leverage cheek: This combination gives very definite downward tongue pressure. As the cheek turns, the mouthpiece of the bit pushes it down into the lower jaw. This is good for a horse with ample lower jaw capacity that needs to be ridden in something stronger than a snaffle and dislikes, or does not need, a joint or a port.

The Pelham was developed as a combination between the snaffle and curb bit. It consists of a mouthpiece, shanks with two rings per side, a curb chain and to be used correctly, two reins.

The Watson Pelham has a longer centre shaft, than the Watson Ring Pelham, making it an excellent schooling bit.