Our fussy and sensitive OTT mare has finally accepted contact! After trying several soft bit options, I finally spoke to bit bank. We have been using the turtle top for a month now and my daughter has finally been able to ride with contact, knowing that her horse is happy and comfortable. The difference to their flat work and to their show jumping is fantastic
About the Bit
Is your sensitive or fussy in the contact? Does your horse have a large tongue and sensitive bars? Or do you have a horse with a small mouth and very little room for a bit?
The Neue Schule Turtle Tactio has been designed for all of the above.
The Turtle Tactio mouthpiece has a locking link and unique shape which allows the bit to almost float in the horse’s mouth giving room for the tongue and restricting pressure to the horse’s bars.
This bit will help with
NOT recommended for
An eggbutt offers stability in the mouthpiece leading to more confidence and consistency in the contact.
FEI - YES
EA Dressage - YES
EA Eventing Dressage - YES
Pony Club - YES
HRCAV - YES
How it should fit
The Turtle Tactio Eggbutt should be snug with no gap between the lip and the ring.
Brand Neue Schule
Model Turtle Tactio 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, tapers down to 5mm at join for maximum tongue room
Ring Diameter 70mm
Material Salox Gold Mouthpiece with highly polished Stainless Steel Rings
Model Number NS-7011E
*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.
Charmae's Comments -
The Turtle Tactio was awarded Highly Commended at BETA International Innovation Award 2016, the Judges explained what made them rate the product so highly: ‘We loved seeing a product where horse welfare and comfort are the paramount concerns – along with inspired innovation.’
I got this bit after talking to Charmae about my issues with my boy. The first ride in it and he was already better, a lot less head moving and no tossing at all. Now after a few months I can say it changed the riding completely. He takes the bit without argument when bridling up which is not what he did prior. When riding he's responsive, doesn't lean on my hands like he used to, doesn't ignore me either, no snatching the reins, is light in contact and no head tossing at all anymore.
Beautiful quality bit, the description states it allows room for a fleshy tongue but no reference to bar pressure. Bought on bit bank advice for a horse who cannot have bar pressure (due to injured bars) and was tongue tied to race.