AURIGAN is not just a colour, but a taste that horses love.
AURIGAN provides a specific smell which can even be realized by the human nose. Horses love this special smell and taste and therefore accept the bit rapidly. AURIGAN warms up extremely quickly in the horse’s mouth — faster than any other material used in equestrian sports. As a consequence AURIGAN also conveys a pleasant feeling for the horse in this aspect.
The evolution of AURIGAN
It is known that copper encourages the production of saliva and therefore the chewing activity due to its oxidation in the horse’s mouth. The only problem is that pure copper is too soft to be used as a bitting material. Since time immemorial the copper alloy German Silver has been used for the manufacturing of bits. Sprenger produced German Silver bits since its company founding in the year 1872.
Sprenger made it their business to develop an alloy that expresses the advantages of copper even more and features an extremely high breaking strength. So they evolved AURIGAN in collaboration with the Veterinary University of Hanover, which exceeds the quality of the established German Silver by far. Furthermore, long-term studies have proven that AURIGAN and its oxidation are really appreciated by horses.
AURIGAN is therefore the first material in history that has been evolved for the use as a bitting material.
- Perfectly matched material mix: (85% copper, 4% silicon, rest zinc)
- Not a colour, but a taste
- High oxidation = intense taste
- High breaking strength
- Renowned tolerance
- Special characteristic as a bitting material is scientifically proven
- Large variety of products
Sprenger has completed a series of tests concerning AURIGAN: From the idea via evolution, investigation and practical tests through to toxicological examination and production of AURIGAN bits always accompanied by acknowledged universities, veterinarians and athletes.
The success of AURIGAN bits on the market has shown that it was right to develop this new material. AURIGAN bits guarantee highest quality and advantages for riders and horses against the background of unique research and evolution.
Fitting your Sprenger Bit
Your Sprenger bit will have an arrow on the side of the mouthpiece. Always be sure that this arrow is facing forwards (towards the nose, rather than the ears) and on the near (left) side of your horse when fitted. This is how the bit was designed to fit. Putting your Sprenger bit any other way may alter the effectiveness of the bit.
Be sure the lips are clear of the bevel holes of the rings, but if you are using a KK style (lozenge), only a small amount of mouthpiece should show when the bit is at rest, and not 1cm on each side.