I've owned a Percheron before, and I had a tom thumb bit for him. I liked it on him because it gave me the extra umph I sometimes needed. I've always preferred a bit that can have a little bit of bite if needed. (I'm a firm believer that the gentleness of a bit is found in a rider's hands, not the metal). The only thing I didn't like is that when a tom thumb begins to wear out it starts pinching the corners of the mouth.
So I sold my Perch years ago, and sold all the tack, but now I'm looking at buying another one... he's at the barn I currently board my TB at and if I must be honest I've already bought a halter for him. I work with this Perch on a daily bases, and I love his whole disposition. He's a bit older (around the 15 year mark) and I could probably get away with a loose ring bit, but I really don't like them. I'd rather something with a bit of a shank.
Does anybody know where I can find something similar to this in 6'
Does anybody know if there's a bit similar to this that would do the same thing without the danger of pinching?
And just because he's so **** pretty:
This is Ben, the big boy I'm HOPING to get.