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Korsteel Tom Thumb Jointed Rubber Pelham

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Why We Love This

Kind, soft rubber jointed mouth that keeps the horse from leaning on the bit. The Korsteel Tom Thumb Jointed Rubber Pelham has 4" cheeks. 18mm thick.

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Sizing

Available in sizes 4½", 5" or 5½".
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    Korsteel Tom Thumb Jointed Rubber Pelham is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 20.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful bit. I have a 5 year old OTTB that has a major bolting problem and evades the bit at all costs. I bought this bit hoping it would help. He seems to like it. He doesn't throw his head up anymore and seems to listen to it a lot better than my old bit (French link full cheek snaffle). I am glad I bought this bit.
    Date published: 2015-03-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits great Fits horse's mouth perfectly. No rubs. He takes the bit without over curling or being heavy!
    Date published: 2014-11-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bit!! I have had my mare for a little over a year. I was trying really, really hard to make a snaffle work for her. She is a 16 year old OTTB and we do H/J. She tries really hard to please but gets really excited when she sees the jumps and likes to get to them as quickly as possible... I reluctantly bought this bit after a friend (who also happens to judge at local shows) suggested it. The difference is like night and day! No more head-in-the-clouds, hollow back, running to the jumps as fast as we can. She now travels in a round, calm, collected frame on the flat and over fences and doesn't rush the jumps! I couldn't believe the difference! Definitely worth a try for a hollow backed horse!
    Date published: 2014-08-11
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    Date published: 2014-05-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bit Many of our horses at the barn like this bit. It's a basic rubber pelham with a short shank.
    Date published: 2014-04-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like a charm I'm using this bit on a young warmblood - he gets very strong with a snaffle. This bit allows me to get him to flex at the poll with very little effort on my part. He's very responsive!
    Date published: 2013-06-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product, fair price! I needed more control with my large Clydesdale/Thoroughbred cross and decided to give this jointed Tom Thumb a try. It has made a huge difference in his reaction time. I ask him for a correction and now he response appropriately! The quality is good and I believe the price is fair. Thank you SmartPak!
    Date published: 2013-02-27
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    Date published: 2013-01-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality bit This is a standard Tom Thumb rubber pelham bit. Korsteel makes a quality product. Its a little more expensive than some other brands, but I didnt have a problem with that as it is backed by SmartPaks guarantee.
    Date published: 2012-12-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from All around great bit Good product. Nice rubber. True to size. The chain is a little long, but better to have too much than too little. You can just cut a couple links off. All around great bit.
    Date published: 2012-11-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value My horse chews on it so the rubber is cracking. I have only used it a handful of times but I'm afraid it won't last very long. I don't fault the bit, I fault my mouth-y horse!
    Date published: 2012-10-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great bit Curb chain is a little long, but can be cut down.
    Date published: 2012-08-15
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    Date published: 2010-06-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bit! I purchased this bit for my jumper to do the eq.( i can't use my jumper bit). the rubber helps to keep her calm and she likes to chew on it. Awesome bit
    Date published: 2010-03-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bit This is a very comfortable bit. My sensitive horse loves it. No more fidgeting or headshaking.
    Date published: 2007-12-28
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