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7023-70 Turtle top with flex loose ring

By Neue Schule Bits

Product Code: 7023-70

 
 
Sizing
 
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 118 and 168mm
 
SMALL - 118-128mm
MEDIUM - 128-138MM
LARGE - 138-148MM
XL - 148-158MM

XXL - 158-168MM

 
The Neue Schule flex design concept is engineered to deliver a guaranteed and optimised alignment of the mouthpiece with the sensitive surfaces of the equine mouth, resulting in enhanced bit stability
 
The carefully profiled surfaces and component angles translate into many great improvements in comfort and communication that deliver performance enhancements for the horse and rider.
 
The turtle top naturally sits further back in the mouth negating the temptation to over-tighten the cheekpieces. The resulting improvement in bit positioning delivers greater clarity through the rein aids and eliminates extra pressure in the commisures and poll.
 
With the cannons having restricted upward movement chomping and chewing is discouraged helping to prevent damage to the tooth enamel
 
The unique flattened shape of the underside of the cannons combined with the horizontally positioned loops on the tongue provides a naturally large weight bearing surface. This provides comfortable low tongue pressure whilst taking up less room than the old idea of using a thicker bit. Feel and responsiveness are enhanced.
 
The turtle top link fits comfortably under the palatine arch and cannot strike up into the upper palate. This reduces the likelihood of the horse opening its mouth thus reducing the need for a flash noseband or other restraint
 
The mouthpiece is designed to sit centred and arched over the tongue safely helping to prevent sideways tongue evasions.
 
The stable and comfortable turtle top mouthpiece re-focuses the inattentive mouth back onto the rein aids in order to achieve a soft consistent contact. It is effectively designed to help those horses that have difficulty flexing and rounding themselves over the bit, in order to achieve a true and correct outline. Ideal for the busy, over-active mouth.
 
All neue schule mouthpieces are manufactured from the unique salox fold. The high thermal conductivity and softness combined with the strength of salox gold promotes relaxed acceptance and focuses the horse on the rein aids as opposed to the presence of the bit within the mouth.
 
The turtle top flex with loose ring is the uncomplicated tried and trusted cheekpiece. No matter what your rein tension, the flex mouthpiece when combined with the loose ring cheek ensures alignment to the mouth remains unchanged.
 
SIZING
 
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 118 and 168mm
 
SMALL - 118-128mm
MEDIUM - 128-138MM
LARGE - 138-148MM
XL - 148-158MM
XXL - 158-168MM
 
  • This bit is available with a 30-day trial
  • Dressage Legal

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£115.00


Customer Reviews

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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!

7023-70 Turtle top with flex loose ring

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!

7023-70 Turtle top with flex loose ring


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