Once again, Charmae found me the perfect bit for my sensitive horse. I even use it on my other horses and they all love it. Thanks to it’s special shape, it releases pressure on the bars and horses can only be more happier. A must have in your tack room!!!
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
A loose ring offers an instant release from pressure giving the horse an instant reward for being in the correct position.
FEI - YES
EA Dressage - YES
EA Eventing Dressage - YES
Pony Club - YES
HRCAV - YES
How it should fit
The Turtle Tactio snaffle 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.
Brand Neue Schule
Model Turtle Tactio Snaffle
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-7011 70
*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.’
This bit made a huge difference to my young horse, who was inconsistent in the contact and needed to relax into a steady rhythm. Big thumbs up on all counts! Should fit snugly so would definitely recommend measuring first be sure of the right size.
This bit was recommended as a comfortable bit for my arabian gelding (thick tongue) to encourage him to seek more regular contact/work forward over his back. He was previously in a thick snaffle, PED snaffle and a sprenger kk - which he tended to 'suck behind' or occasionally 'mouth' too much. This bit felt great from the first couple of rides. He's very comfortable, takes the bit forward happily, and is working over his back much more willingly. He makes icecream pretty much straight away and I love the soft connection through my reins :-)
It's taken a week or so, but my medium level WB is soooo much happier to come up to the contact without the slight resistance in the jaw that he had in his old bit. It's just going to keep getting better, and I'll be talking to bit bank before buying his new weymouth set.
Love these bits. Have a few different ones now and this is one of my faves. Great customer service, always happy to help when I message.
Excellent service and delivery. Was recommended to this business to purchase a specific style of bit by Mark Kenzig. The new bit has made my horse softer and more responsive, especially as he likes to play with the bit with his tongue. Thank you
My OTT had severe problems with bits after being raced in a tongue tie.He constantly fiddled the bit with his tongue and would not go forward into a contact at all, to the point where I rode him in a bitless bridle. I purchased the Turtle Tactio in the hopes that it would help to transition the horse back to a bit again, and was astonished at the difference in the horse from the moment I put it on him. His mouth was completely still, at rest and on the lunge, and after 3 rides in the this bit, is going forward and starting to relax a bit and stretch into the contact. I'm extremely happy with the Turtle Tactio - I love the way it sits in the horse's mouth, plus the wonderful soft, sensitive connection I have with the horse. A win for both my horse and me!
I spent the winter riding my horse in a bitless bridle and he loved it. Switching back to the bit to get ready for show season was not pleasant for either of us. I emailed Bit Bank to find out what I should try, and they suggested this bit. My horse is so much happier! Almost as happy as with the bitless. Thanks so much!!!
My horse is loving the new Turtle bit. He's become much softer and lighter when schooling with no signs of any previous resistance. I also like the fact we can buy these bits in XL and XXL, as my Clydie cross type is on the larger size.