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By Neue Schule Bits

Product Code: 702370

This is available with a 30-day trial

This is dressage legal

702370 Turtle top with flex loose ring



General Details

Turtle Top™ with Flex

Anatomy-inspired double jointed bit design with enhanced mouthpiece stability, through optimised alignment of the mouthpiece surfaces to the tongue and palate. The Turtle Top™ link shape takes inspiration from the shell of the Box turtle. This flattened dome shaped link lowers palate pressure and prevents the cannons from being pushed upwards above the link by the horse’s tongue.

The Neue Schule Flex design concept delivers a guaranteed and well controlled co-alignment of the surfaces of the mouthpiece with the sensitive surfaces of the equine mouth. For most designs Flex delivers parallel co-alignment of the Turtle Top™ dome with the equine palate. In selected designs we allow Flex to deliver some firm but fair additional pressure to the tongue and poll using a lever action-induced rotation of the mouthpiece. The extra pressure obtainable is carefully restricted with Flex limiting the range of additional rotation to around 10 degrees.


FlexZ is a development of our popular Tranz range (hence the “Z”). Gently curved cannons form a wide arch aligned over the tongue and held in shape by Turtle Top™. FlexZ is therefore more securely centred on the tongue and more resistant to being pulled through the mouth.

FlexZ Loose Ring

The Loose Ring is our uncomplicated tried and trusted cheek. No matter what your rein tension the mouthpiece alignment to the mouth remains unchanged. The flattened underside of the FlexZ cannons with their anatomy-inspired recesses are held parallel to the tongue whatever riding activity you enjoy.

This innovation is brilliant for the over-active busy mouth that chomps and chews on the mouthpiece. Turtle TopTM with Flex keeps the mouthpiece centred and arched over the tongue at all times, safely helping to prevent sideways tongue evasions. This comfortable mouthpiece re-focuses the inattentive mouth back onto the rein aids in order to achieve a soft consistent contact.

The design is available in sizes between 118 and 168mm

XSMALL - 108-118mm
SMALL - 118-128mm
MEDIUM - 128-138mm
LARGE - 138-148mm
XL - 148-158mm
XXL - 158-168mm

Customer Reviews

Average customer rating:

My Gypsy Cob was doing pretty well at Intro, but we seemed to get the same comments time after time - "needs to be rounder", "needs to stretch more". I decided to try a Turtle Top as it is supposed to encourage rounding, and I thought that if he was rounding better then he would probably stretch more when allowed. HUGE success! In the four tests we have done whilst trialling the bit, we have had 2 marks of 68% + and two 70% +, one of which was 75.6%! We have not had a single comment in those 4 tests about needing to round more, and although the stretch is not perfect the marks have improved for free walk on a long rein by 1 or 2 marks. We still have lots to work on but the Turtle Top has and is really helping. I won't be returning it when the trial's up!

on 23rd August 2016

Having spoken to the Neue Schule people at an event and also to Jodie at the horse bit bank - this bit sounded exactly what I needed. So - I requested one from the bit bank and it has been a great success. My horse is much softer in the contact and not pulling against it. His dentist has also seen it and thought it perfect for his mouth. My dressage trainer has also been very impressed. Many thanks! Wish I had done it sooner!

on 22nd February 2016
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