Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Stroudsburg, Pa
Um, no. That is how she was trained and what she has always gone in. No reason to change it if it works. I've had her for ten years. And my pony also goes in a Tom Thumb, I've had her for 14 years. I'm not exactly a beginner, if that's what you're thinking. Annie has a soft mouth, no head tossing, to yanking the reins out of my hands, and always does everything I ask. My grandmother(who has been breaking horses for 30+ years) swears by a Tom Thumb, as do many older trainers I know. It may seem like a harsh bit, but any bit is harsh in the wrong hands. I was taught how to effectively use it.