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        07-23-2009, 01:43 PM
    Thats because Tom Thumbs in NZ aren't curbs
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        07-23-2009, 06:11 PM
    *sigh* Catalyst, in Australia and NZ these bits are known as tom thumb snaffles. That is why a lot of AUS/NZ people get confused when people talk about how harch one can be; These bits are often used for young children and breaking in over here.
        07-23-2009, 06:23 PM
    Green Broke
    ^^ Why does AU/NZ do that, anyway? Did they have the name first or us?
        07-23-2009, 08:51 PM
    No idea. As far as I know that snaffle has always been called a tom thumb here, but no idea of the origin. I might google it :]
        07-23-2009, 09:30 PM
    Green Broke
    ^^ Yeah, it'd be interesting to find out..
        07-24-2009, 07:36 AM
    ^^ I hope you have better luck than I did. I couldn't find anything about the origins. Every page I found was describing what it was and the differences between the English, the Australian, and the American versions.
        07-24-2009, 11:46 AM
    Green Broke
        07-25-2009, 10:19 PM
    Green Broke
    Just thought I'd tell everybody: I got the pelham!
        07-26-2009, 02:35 AM
    Originally Posted by Catalyst    
    The first one is a Fulmer snaffle. They are both snaffles. Neither of these are tom thumb bits. They are not curb bits.
    they are that in NZ (remember Im in a different country ) - that's what we call them here and aussie I think (dont quote me on that one though) - I have never seen what you guys call a TT used over here - for us a fulmer snaffle has alot longer sides....

    Alot of ponies atpony club use what we call a TT

    Hang on will find a website from a tackshop over here

    Loose ring tomthumb

    Thiws site has both the Fulmer and the tomthumbs

    AMS Saddlery
        07-26-2009, 02:41 AM
    Whoops should click on last page - LOL didnt realise that everyone else had replied - no ide on the origin either.....

    Its weird the way they are so different in our countries

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