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post #251 of 287 Old 04-21-2013, 08:32 PM
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What about this one?




Tom thumb Snaffle. We sometimes call these pony bits. Where I live, these are THE most popular bits.
Lovely bits - great for kids ponies as the cheeks help with steering
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post #252 of 287 Old 04-21-2013, 08:43 PM
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I do agree. I ride my pony in one, she's never had any other bit in her mouth (successfully. One time my friend tried to ride her in a full cheek snaffle... biggest.hissy.fit. From the second it entered her mouth. XD)
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post #253 of 287 Old 06-07-2013, 10:18 PM
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Hey, can anyone tell me how severe this bit is and what are the actions on it? Thanks ^^
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post #254 of 287 Old 06-07-2013, 11:34 PM
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Hey, can anyone tell me how severe this bit is and what are the actions on it? Thanks ^^
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It's a pro Trainer with copper mouth and rings - It's reletively mild - It has a little bit of extra leverage so that the mouth will piece will slide up in the mouth - there is no poll pressure until the mouthpiece meets the back teeth - which is not likely.
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post #255 of 287 Old 06-08-2013, 03:40 AM
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It's a pro Trainer with copper mouth and rings - It's reletively mild - It has a little bit of extra leverage so that the mouth will piece will slide up in the mouth - there is no poll pressure until the mouthpiece meets the back teeth - which is not likely.
Thank you, I feel more informed now.
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post #256 of 287 Old 06-08-2013, 11:30 AM
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the Tom thumb bit I was speaking of on an earlier post.
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Great source for larger bits and other tack.
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post #259 of 287 Old 06-08-2013, 11:39 AM
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This is my favorite bit!

The following description is from the Drafttack.com website. What a deal

SW-3997
Loose Ring with oval link and Cuprium Mouth
$36.95

This bits is made of the world's finest 18-8 (chromium/nickel) stainless steel. An alloy that is best for bits because it extremely strong. It also resists salt and acids in saliva, and will never rust or spot. Loose Ring Snaffle with oval link and Cuprium Mouth

Sizes: 5", 5 1/4", 5 1/2", 6", 6 1/2", 7"
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post #260 of 287 Old 07-11-2013, 04:20 PM
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Bit for soft mouth?

This is wonderful information! We tried a Myler Kimberwick on my new mare (7 y/o Arabian), and she does not care for it. She's very soft in the mouth, and neck reins nicely. She responded to very light reins with this bit but we want to try something else. Her previous owner said she used a Tom Thumb, but I want to try something softer like a Myler Comfort Snaffle.

Thanks for all this information! If anyone has recommendations for me, send 'em my way. I'm not married to Myler, so I'm happy to check out other brands.

Thank you :)
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