The Tom Thumb mouth is curved so there is less risk of a nut-cracker effect. Ride with gentle hands because bit can be severe. Copper causes the horse’s mouth to salivate which keeps it soft and supple to the rider. Copper is a soft metal – check for signs of wear before each use.
Moving from Direct Reining to Neck Reining? Stage B is all about transition, with the introduction of leverage and curb pressure. Short Shanked bits and Half-Gags comprise Stage B.