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    07-23-2009, 02:43 PM
Thats because Tom Thumbs in NZ aren't curbs
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    07-23-2009, 07:11 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, 07:23 PM
Green Broke
^^ Why does AU/NZ do that, anyway? Did they have the name first or us?
    07-23-2009, 09:51 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, 10:30 PM
Green Broke
^^ Yeah, it'd be interesting to find out..
    07-24-2009, 08:36 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, 12:46 PM
Green Broke
    07-25-2009, 11:19 PM
Green Broke
Just thought I'd tell everybody: I got the pelham!
    07-26-2009, 03:35 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, 03:41 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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