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Why I think the tom thumb bit is the best bit ever

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Published on Feb 28, 2012

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Comments • 47

Aaron Mays
wow. you are d.u.m.b.
NTsbeautychannel
Your horse moves it's head with the Tom Thumb but bc it's in pain!!! Try a hackamore. 
Isa Edwards
Absolute idiot
Elmhorse Lewis
You're a kid who needs to learn a heck of a lot more about training and horsemanship before you go spouting opinions about the best bit ever.  Watch and study John Lyons, learn how to teach a horse to give to a plain snaffle bit--bits do not magically solve problems, training does, understanding how to teach a horse to give to pressure does.  You can do it with no bit at all . .. .A tom thumb bit, in spite of the snaffle mouth is STILL a CURB bit, it has shanks and a curb chain or strap and still puts uncomfortable leverage on a horse's mouth and chin. I say this because I sold tack for years and am very familiar with why and how the different bits work and what people think they're going to magically solve with a bit. We don't know what kind of curb you had before, it could have been the wrong size, it could have had a ridiculous mouthpiece or really long shanks, maybe you didn't have the chin strap adjusted right or it was pinching . . .. ..... So many variables.  But I'm glad at least it sounds like your horse is happier (or at least in less pain) now in this bit vs. whatever you were doing before.   But please don't stop learning and learning from people who have been doing this a really long time.  Check out John Lyons to start and find out why the plain old snaffle bit with NO shanks or curb is a far superior real horseman's bit for training.   
Courtney Pollard
Do you have any idea how a Tom Thumb works inside the horse's mouth? Everytime you pull on the reins, because Tom Thumb's are leverage bits, the bit twists the inside of the horse's mouth and has the ability to break the horse's jaw. I don't like bits anyway, but if you're going to use one, a Tom Thumb is not the way to go. They are harsh and painful and I do not think anyone needs to use one for any reason.
naomijackpot
Sorry, but whenever I see a person using this bit, I automatically dismiss them as being a greenhorn...I hope you'll see that this bit is trash once you get A LOT more experience under your belt....
caleigh alvarez
Poor horse
Samantha Hill
Talk about lack of horse men ship those bits are awful you have the wrost contact with your horse ever I am female and I love Rick he is a great teacher u are just evil to your horse I feel so sorry for the horse u ride 😓😓💔💔😢😢😢
Ashlynn Findley
you are a special kind of stupid...the longer the shank is then the more leverage, and when you twist it, the bit is basically tearing up the horses mouth. and if something was in your mouth twisting and ripping hurting your mouth....No when you pull the bit goes down, then the curb chain is stopping the bit from moving and that just adds a awful amount of pain and pressure on your horse...and i am a barrel racer and i use a twisted mouth D ring snaffle, and it looks mean but really its not, but this bit is more than harsh and mean, this bit should be outlawed in my oppinion.
ScarletFever
Ok if it is so great let's see you ride with it! Where are some videos of you riding and using it?

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