Taylor Tom Thumb Buster Roller Round Twist

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The Tom Thumb is similar to the Ring bits or Dutch Gags and introduces poll pressure as well creating leverage on the mouthpiece. The main difference however is that instead of the additional rings at the bottom it has an extended shank with a ring on the end, this shank is bent and set to run at 45° the effect this has is to ease up the poll pressure and leverage on the mouthpiece.

The Taylor Tom Thumb cheek piece is larger than our standard Tom Thumb.

The Buster Roller link in the middle is shortened to 40mm which increases bar and tongue pressure making the bit sharper than conventional link bits. The increased pressure on the bar will lift the head and the roller will increase pressure on the tongue bringing the chin in. Best suited for a horse with a low head carriage and which leans on the bit.

The Round Twist creates more pressure points on the bars making it a stronger bit.

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Taylor Tom Thumb Buster Roller Round Twist
Breed Mouth Width 1 4
Bit Adjustment 2 Bit Width 3 4
Arab 115 mm (4½") 5 mm + 10 mm  130 mm (5⅛")
Austrailian Stock Horse 120 mm (4¾")  135 mm (5¼")
American Quarter Horse 120 mm (4¾")  135 mm (5¼")
Thoroughbred (15h-15.3h) 120 mm (4¾")  135 mm (5¼")
Thoroughbred (16h+) 125 mm (5")  140 mm (5½")
Warmblood 125 mm (5")  140 mm (5½")
Large Warmblood 130 mm (5⅛")  145 mm (5¾")
Other MMS  MMS + 15 mm
Notes:
1 The measured width of a horse's mouth (from corner to corner with no wrinkles) rounded up to the nearest 5mm. These are typical values for the breed. MMS = Measured Mouth Size. Click here for more information on measuring your horse's mouth
2 Factors to be added to the measured width of a horse's mouth to ensure the bit width is calculated correctly. This varies depending on the mouthpiece and cheekpiece of the bit. For this bit add 5 mm for a loose ring cheek piece, to allow for space between the ring and the horse's lip, eliminating a possible pressure point and pinching. Add 10 mm for a single or double break bit. This is to allow the bit to follow the contour of the horse's mouth.
3 The width of the bit for a optimal fit, taking into account its components and the width of the horse's mouth. If calculating a bit width based upon a previously purchased Bomber bit, please make sure all relevant adjustments for differences in cheek and mouth pieces are adhered too.
4 Measurements in inches are approximate.

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