Mare's old bit was a Tom Thumb, Should I try her in a sidepull? - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 3 Old 08-07-2013, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Mare's old bit was a Tom Thumb, Should I try her in a sidepull?

My mare's old owner let kids ride her in a Tom Thumb . I have spent years trying to find something to work for her . Right now I'm ridding her with a rope halter ,but I want something that gives "clearer" signals .

She has a thick tongue , low palate , and has a slight roman nose . I've tried snaffles and a few curbs on her ,but nothing has worked . Her teeth are fine . Also I have soft hands .

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post #2 of 3 Old 08-07-2013, 04:15 PM
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Ever tried a french link with her?
Or even a three piece argentine snaffle? The argentine would be similar length to a tom thumb, yet the three piece mouthpiece would be fairly mild...
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post #3 of 3 Old 08-07-2013, 04:29 PM
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Could you try a bit less bridle, since she already goes well in just a halter?
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