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post #31 of 51 Old 07-23-2009, 01:43 PM
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that's because Tom Thumbs in NZ aren't curbs
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post #32 of 51 Old 07-23-2009, 06:11 PM
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*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.

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^^ Why does AU/NZ do that, anyway? Did they have the name first or us?

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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 :]

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^^ Yeah, it'd be interesting to find out..

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^^ 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.

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Weird..

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Just thought I'd tell everybody: I got the pelham!

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post #39 of 51 Old 07-26-2009, 02:35 AM
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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
https://www.stirrups.co.nz/site/prod...=9&page=2&js=y

Thiws site has both the Fulmer and the tomthumbs

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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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