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Neue Schule Turtle Tactio Bridoon

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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 
A loose ring offers an instant release from pressure giving the horse an instant reward for being in the correct position.
Dressage legality*
EA Dressage - YES
EA Eventing Dressage - YES
Pony Club - YES
How it should fit
The Turtle Tactio bridoon should fit fairly snug with only 2-5mm 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.
Technical Information
Brand Neue Schule
Model  Turtle Tactio Bridoon
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 55mm
Material Salox GoldTM Mouthpiece with highly polished Stainless Steel Rings
Model Number NS-7011 55
*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

    Posted by Fiona Guthrie on Sep 04, 2022

    Fantastic service and but was exactly what we were after. Thanks so much

  • 5
    my favourite bit

    Posted by Madeleine Way on May 04, 2022

    This is my favourite bit, I recently purchased this as needed a smaller size for a different horse. I am yet to find a horse that doesn't love either the turtle or turtle tactio. I am forever recommending these bits to my friends and letting them try mine out and they always love the results and are commonly surprised at one much difference, a great bit can make. This bit arrived in time for a dressage competition where my OTT and I won one test and were 2nd in the other. This bit definitely helped!

  • 5
    Neue Schule Tactio Bridoon.

    Posted by Margaret Drew on Jul 18, 2021

    I have been settling down my horse's fussy mouth, successfully, with a WTP bit, during my home training, but when wanting to move her into some double bridle work was unsure of what bridoon to use, as she has been very fussy with other bridoons tried. . The Bit Bank staff kindly directed me to the Turtle Tactio . After several rides in it I am extremely pleased with how she has adapted, how comparatively calm her mouth is now. I am looking forward to progressing her higher level schooling with this lovely tool..

  • 5
    Turtle top tactio

    Posted by Barb Clarke on Jun 16, 2021

    Lovely bit. Recommended for my horse who is a bit shy of the contact and it has him taking a more positive feel without being strong.

  • 5
    All round lovely bit

    Posted by Chelsea Paige Harper on Apr 14, 2021

    This bit is such a nice soft bit! My horse is very sensitive & he’s so content in this bit.

  • 5
    Turtle tactio

    Posted by Jess on Sep 07, 2020

    Excellent quality bit, my horse is a lot less fussy in the mouth since using this bit.

  • 5

    Posted by Jess on Aug 16, 2020

    I love this bit, I brought it for an recently retired OTT who I used to ride track work in a Hunter Turtle Top with fantastic results so the transition to this bit for his future as a show horse was a no brainer. Then I tried it on my 2yo Thoroughbred filly who is in race training she was having issues with early erupted caps, very sensitive in her mouth to the point were she was unworkable in other bits we had tried and Evan the one we broke her in with.... nothing was working. She started rearing and flipping over to the slightest of pressure it was horrible. Her teeth were up to date and had the dentist numerous times but they were enough to annoy her but not ready to be removed. We were going to tip her out again but then I had one thought to try the NS Taco Turtle with one 2 rides She is a completely different filly and we were able to keep her in work, as she was so much more comfortable most importantly. She hasn’t evan thought of rearing and flipping over and is so happy to go forward. #gamechanger

  • 5
    Neue Schule Turtle Tactio Bridoon

    Posted by Donna Thomas on Jun 17, 2020

    Thanks to Bit Bank for suggesting this bit. Our horse had been tossing her heard and was sensitive in her mouth which caused her to have issues with her transitions to Canter. We found after changing to this bit that she stopped flicking her head and felt more control with her. Our mare relaxed with the pressure in her mouth as well. I would highly recommend this bit to anyone having those issues. We saw results almost immediatly.

  • 5
    Turtle tactic bradoon

    Posted by Erin on Nov 01, 2019

    Very pleased I went with this bradoon as recommended by the girls at BitBankAU