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Product Code: 7023U

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7023U Neue Schule Turtle top with flex Universal



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 Universal

The Universal cheek provides a number of rein options including the option of a curb strap. But whatever option you choose, 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


Turtle top and the flex design concept together make identifying the optimum length of your bit easier than ever. The improvement in fit to mouth anatomy means that selecting the ideal turtle top with flex bit for your horse is readily achived.

The design is available in sizes between 108 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:

Fred has had a lot of bits in his short life(6) he plays constantly, gets tongue over and back, but seems happier in this bit than others. The tranz had little control, French link was fine for hacking. Not happy in Waterford. Loose ring KK training was recipe for so much tongue play it was going crazy.Found happy mouth Pelham restrictive and made so much saliva that it was over the top. Hacks out very relaxed in this, jumping with more control when needed and used it with elasticated drop when hunting. Nothing will be perfect without time and training but after 16 months of angst this has been very helpful.

on 18th May 2016

Happy horse moved from a Cheltenham gag to turtle top with universal sides for a really strong but sensitive horse, he is really comfortable in this with the rein on the snaffle ring even for xc!

on 26th September 2015
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