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  1. #1
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    Default Rubber Pelham with smaller diameter moutpiece?

    In Search Of:

    Tom Thumb Pelham (well, also looking for non-Tom Thumb)
    Mullen mouth
    Rubber covered
    Not flexible
    16mm or less diameter

    Stubben makes the *perfect* bit... but it's jointed (so I guess it's technically not "perfect"). Definitely need a solid mouthpiece.

    Have already considered:
    Happy Mouth
    Korsteel Flexi Mouth
    Nathe
    HS Duo
    Regular mullen mouth wrapped with Sealtex

    Will go one of the above, if need be, but none is ideal.

    Thanks!
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    I think you are going to be stuck then as the Nathe is the closest I think you are going to get. What exactly is wrong with it?



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    Probably the same thing my horse says is wrong with his rubber pelham

    "Ugh, not the gob stopper bit again. There's no way I can open my teeth far enough to put that thing on. I hates it. Can't we get something slimmer?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjrtango93 View Post
    I think you are going to be stuck then as the Nathe is the closest I think you are going to get. What exactly is wrong with it?
    If the Pelham version of the Nathe is like the loose ring version, it's flexible. I'm not prepared to spend that much money for a flexible bit without knowing how the horse goes in a bit that flexible.

    As far as diameter - exactly what SmartAlex said.
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    Not sure if this would help, but I've seen people use a regular metal pelham, then wrap the metal with latex wrap. The latex wrap comes in a small green box and is available at tack shops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snaffle635 View Post
    Not sure if this would help, but I've seen people use a regular metal pelham, then wrap the metal with latex wrap. The latex wrap comes in a small green box and is available at tack shops.
    That would be Sealtex brand latex It would be my choice as you can make it as narrow as you'd like. If you're worried about thickness, you can wrap the bit more creatively so that the sides are thicker than the middle, allowing more room for Pony's tongue.

    Have you tried a Myler fixed mouth with the hooks to give you a little leverage? It's jointed but only swivels so nothing bumps the the roof of the mouth.
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