I recently purchased a Neue Schule Tartle Tactio Baucher bit through Bit Bank and just wanted to say a huge thank you - the bit is fantastic. The service and advice was amazing, the team were so patient helping me get the size right and answering all my silly questions and the bit arrived super fast. Most excitingly though I had my second ride in the new bit today and my horse feels completely different. So consistent in the contact and going much more correctly - I hoped the new bit would improve her but I didn't realise the change would be so phenomenal. Even my instructor could not believe the change.
Please note this item is a Pre-Order so it will take 2 weeks approx from date of order to arrive and be dispatched to you.
About the Bit
Is your sensitive or fussy in the contact? Does your horse have a large tongue and sensitive bars? Are you after a stiller and more consistent contact?
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.The Baucher sides keep the bit still and stable in the mouth encouraging a steady contact.
This bit will help with
NOT recommended for
A baucher keeps the mouthpiece still and steady in the mouth giving the horse a more constant and stable feel.
FEI - YES
EA Dressage - YES
EA Eventing Dressage - YES
Pony Club - YES
HRCAV - YES
How it should fit
The Turtle Tactio baucher should fit fairly snug with only 1-2mm gap between the lip and the ring. The Neue Schule bits are made with a deep bevel making it almost impossible for the ring and mouthpiece to pinch the horses lips.
Brand Neue Schule
Model Turtle Tactio Baucher
Mouthpiece Size S (4.5”-5”), M (5.25”-5.5”), L (5.5”-5.75”), XL (5.75”-6.25”)
Mouthpiece Thickness 16mm, tapers down to 5mm at join for maximum tongue room
Ring Diameter 35mm ring & 110mm whole length
Material Salox GoldTM Mouthpiece with highly polished Stainless Steel Rings
Model Number NS-7011B
*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.
Had my first ride using this last weekend, and my girl went amazingly! She is an OTTB, and has had her soft mouth treated badly, and can be very reactive to bits even with soft hands. However, she just loves this bit and her resistance on downward transitions is significantly less. I can see that she will become as soft in downward transitions as she is in upward over time. I am amazed at the diffference!
Decided to try this bit after ending up with a whole bit collection in my tack room. Horse has a very fussy mouth and is an ex-stallion cob so quite strong at times. He loved the stability of the fixed cheeks and the tactio mouthpiece he just loves! Anatomically the bit suits the shape of his head, and he now has a lovely quiet mouth. Highly recommend, especially for those horses with limited room in their mouths due to fleshy lips and fat tongues.