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Neue Schule Turtle Top Eggbutt 7023E

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About the Bit
Is your horse inconsistent in the contact, chomping or chewing on the bit or tossing its head?
Are you a less experienced rider wanting a soft and kind bit for your horse?
The Turtle Top is here to answer your prayers! 
The Turtle Top which is inspired by the shell of the box turtle, prevents downward pressure to the horse’s tongue encouraging the horse to accept the bit and take the contact forward. The Turtle Top link is also flattened to lower pallet pressure and restricts the movement in mouthpiece, keeping it still and steady in the horse’s mouth. 

This bit will help with 


  • Chomping or chewing on bit 

  • Getting Tongue over the bit

  • Tongue sticking out of mouth 

  • Horses inconsistent in the contact

  • Tossing head

  • Sucking behind the contact

  • Opening mouth

  • Unsteady hands 


Cheek piece 
An Eggbutt keeps the bit still and steady in the horse’s mouth giving the horse a more stable and constant feel.

Dressage legality*
EA Dressage - YES
EA Eventing Dressage - YES
Pony Club - YES

How it should fit
The Turtle Top Eggbutt should fit snug up against the horses lips with 0-2mm gap.

Technical Information
Neue Schule
Model  Turtle Top Eggbutt
Mouthpiece Size XS (4”-4.5”), S (4.5”-5”), M (5.25”-5.5”), L (5.5”-5.75”), XL (5.75”-6.25”), XXL (6.25”-6.5”)
Mouthpiece Thickness 16mm
Ring Diameter 70mm
Material Salox GoldTM Mouthpiece with highly polished Stainless Steel Rings
Model Number NS-7023E

*Whilst we make every effort to ensure our information on dressage legal bits for each association is the most up to date and accurate, Bit Bank Australia accepts no liability for incorrect information - the responsibility is on the rider to make sure they are using equipment that follows the rules and regulations of their chosen discipline.


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  • 5

    Posted by Laurel-anne Gallahar on Mar 19, 2022

    This bit has totally made a difference with my Stb, I was riding him for 3 months before changing over & straight away I could notice some changes but by the 5th ride I could definitely say it's made a huge difference. Get a bit fit & allow your horse to enjoy the ride more too

  • 5
    NS Turtle Top Eggbutt 7023E

    Posted by Tiffany Cashen on Dec 30, 2021

    There is a noticeable improvement in my daughter being able to maintain a more consistent connection with her horse since using this bit. Her horse is softer and more willing to accept the contact.

  • 5
    Never Schule Turtle top eggbutt

    Posted by Verna French on Dec 17, 2021

    I appreciate the expertise of my bit fitter. The bit level in my horse's mouth is critical because of the small space available beside my gelding's tushes. He had a dry mouth and the metal and bit comfort allows him to be comfortable and salivate easily. The softness of the bit compensates for my sometimes unsteady hands. On a trail ride he now no longer snatches at the bit due too the bit hitting his teeth and he is readily seeking better contact to give him a rounded outline.

  • 5
    Amazing bit, solved fussy mouth

    Posted by Lee-Ann van Heerden on Dec 06, 2021

    I love this bit. It solved my horses fussy mouth and she is very responsive to this bit. I have not had a Neue Schule bit before and was a bit hesitant but so super impressed. This bit is worth every cent. Bit Bank were so lovely to deal with, very friendly and answered my many questions before I was advised to purchase the turtle top. I will most definitely deal with them again. I purchased from New Zealand and it was a smooth process from start to finish. Received my bit in next to no time.

  • 5
    Awesome for my horse

    Posted by rachael roberts on Jul 02, 2021

    My horse has a sensitive mouth. This bit has been Fantastic for him.

  • 5
    NS Turtle Top Eggbutt

    Posted by Jenny Adams on May 19, 2021

    My 3.5 yr old X Gypsy Cob was finding it hard to get a consistent trot in an ordinary Eggbutt snaffle. Head tossing, lack of contact and trying to keep hands still was not pretty. Fiona Dearing did a professional bit fitting and after about 5 bits the N.S Turtle Top Eggbutt seemed to be the winner Joe seemed to be more relaxed straight away. I have been riding in this bit for some weeks now and his head tossing is so much better and getting less enabling me to have steadier hands and his trot has been improving each ride. We actually get a few strides with good contact and consistent rhythm. We can only get better as he really seems more content working in this bit so I would highly recommend the N.S Turtle Top Eggbutt be considered for a young horse as it has certainly worked for us. Yes it is more expensive than the average bits we all have lying around but the cost has been so worth it having a horse that is comfortable in the mouth priceless.

  • 5
    Neue Schule turtle top eggbut

    Posted by Don on May 16, 2021

    This product has been transforming! Thank you! From the first ride: pretty much stopped gagging, no head toss, way more happy in the bridle, the bit is so much steadier and less distracting for my horse.

  • 5
    reviewing my bit purchase

    Posted by Adrienne Payne on Jan 21, 2021

    thanks very much my boy just loves the bit he is not chewing on it at all so that is great for him, i would highly recommend to other buyers to invest in one of these bits for there horses/ponies.

  • 5
    Turtle Top Eggbutt

    Posted by Sarah on Jan 09, 2021

    I have been using the loose ring turtle top on my sensitive, large tongued gelding for approx 1 year, which he was responding to the best out of the many bits I have tried! However, he wasn't as steady as he could be in the bridle and was getting little rub marks occasionally at the corner of his mouth, so Bit Bank suggested the eggbutt turtle top for the stability in his mouth. He has responded very well and is always very willing to try his best in this bit. No more rubs. He doesn't toss his head or wrench the reins and can keep a steady contact for longer with the eggbutt turtle top. He does get quite strong on a trail ride when cantering (which he has done with any other bit) so that would be the only time I might swap it out for my NS verbindend or buy the universal turtle top as also suggested by Bit Bank. Very happy with this bit and would highly recommend.