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Neue Schule Turtle Tactio Eggbutt 7011E

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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

  • Chomping or chewing on bit 

  • Getting Tongue over the bit

  • Tongue sticking out of mouth

  • Inconsistent in the contact

  • Tossing head

  • Sucking behind the contact

  • Opening mouth

NOT recommended for

  • Horses that get strong or lean

Cheek piece 
An eggbutt offers stability in the mouthpiece leading to more confidence and consistency in the contact. 

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

How it should fit
The Turtle Tactio Eggbutt should be snug with no gap between the lip and the ring. 

Technical Information
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.’

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  • 5
    Neue Schule Turtle Tactio Eggbutt 7011E

    Posted by Vicki Oliver on Dec 16, 2022

    this bit has been super for my newly broken in Welsh Cob. He has very fat lips and this Bit was suggested by Bit Bank as suitable for his type. It is working a treat. He is comfortable and not fussing now. Thank you Bit Bank!!

  • 5

    Posted by Ashlee on Dec 01, 2021

    I had a bit fitting with a Bit Bank approved fitter and was recommended to try this bit for my mare. The whole process from booking the fitting, the recommendation and delivery of the order was absolutely seamless. My mare has been very reluctant to accept contact, for 2 years I have tried a number of strategies and after 1 ride in this bit I could feel her accepting the bit.

  • 5

    Posted by Joanne Purdue on May 17, 2021

    Is amazing he is different horse and so excepting of the bit now

  • 5
    Such a difference in contact

    Posted by Jacqui Copeland on Mar 03, 2021

    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

  • 5
    Turtle Tactio

    Posted by Britta Loy on Jan 16, 2021

    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.

  • 5
    NS Turtle Tactio Eggbutt

    Posted by Arron on Dec 06, 2020

    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.