Herm Sprenger has introduced a modern take on bit converters. It is lighter and easier to attach, 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’. Sold in pairs. Made in Germany.