Tom Thumb Western Bit

Thumb Tom Western Bit

Here is what you need to know about the Tom Thumb Bit used in western riding. with a tom thumbstick Thumbs are VERY hard and an often-understood piece (this piece is sometimes also known as a Western bridle or thigh bridle). They have a tendency to think that they are gentle because they think it is a bridle, because the nozzle is structured. Indeed, it is a lever bit, not a bridle, and when you retract both bridles at the same moment, the hinge presses into the horse's open jaws, creating a gap in the jaws, and the sides of the teeth push the mandible into the so-called "nutcracker" effect.

Nearly all of them open their mouths and try to avoid the stress and pains. Genuine bridle is a "direct compression " bit (as distinct from a lever bit), i.e. the bridle is placed directly opposite the bit mouths, which allows it to come into close proximity to the edges of the horse's jaw. A poun of pulling on the bridle produces a poun of compression on the side of the horse's throat.

The chisel has a shaft that extends above and below the nose piece, with the reigns fixed at the bottom of the shaft. Pulling on the shaft produces a lever action with the horse's jaws as the pivot point. of the chisel determines the amount of lever action generated.

When there is one in. above the nose piece and two in. shaft below the nose piece, the bit has a relationship of one to two; a pounce of traction generates two pounces of stress on the horse's muzzle. With a lever action the horses feel pressures on the cheek, jaw, mouth and taste buds.

If I used a Tom Thumb, the only times I would ride with a small kid is on a big, unsensitive stallion that needs the additional lever effect. I' d suggest using a normal bridle or side drag, or if you need a little additional braking, try a kimber vetch.

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