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.
AURIGAN is therefore the first material in history that has been evolved for the use as a bitting material.
Overview of the advantages:
-Perfectly matched material mix:
(85% copper, 4% silicon, rest zinc)
-Not a colour, but a taste
-High oxidation = intense taste
-High breaking strength
-Special characteristcs as a bitting material are 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 deisgned to fit and 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 this 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.
For more inforamtion on the correct fit of your bit, please see our information page on this topic.