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Neue Schule Turtle Top Eggbutt 7023E

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About the Bit
Is your horse inconsistent in the contact, chomping or chewing on the bit or tossing its head?
Are you a less experienced rider wanting a soft and kind bit for your horse?
The Turtle Top is here to answer your prayers! 
The Turtle Top which is inspired by the shell of the box turtle, prevents downward pressure to the horse’s tongue encouraging the horse to accept the bit and take the contact forward. The Turtle Top link is also flattened to lower pallet pressure and restricts the movement in mouthpiece, keeping it still and steady in the horse’s mouth. 

This bit will help with 


  • Chomping or chewing on bit 

  • Getting Tongue over the bit

  • Tongue sticking out of mouth 

  • Horses inconsistent in the contact

  • Tossing head

  • Sucking behind the contact

  • Opening mouth

  • Unsteady hands 


Cheek piece 
An Eggbutt keeps the bit still and steady in the horse’s mouth giving the horse a more stable and constant feel.

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

How it should fit
The Turtle Top Eggbutt should fit snug up against the horses lips with 0-2mm gap.

Technical Information
Neue Schule
Model  Turtle Top 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
Ring Diameter 70mm
Material Salox GoldTM Mouthpiece with highly polished Stainless Steel Rings
Model Number NS-7023E

*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.


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  • 5
    reviewing my bit purchase

    Posted by Adrienne Payne on Jan 21, 2021

    thanks very much my boy just loves the bit he is not chewing on it at all so that is great for him, i would highly recommend to other buyers to invest in one of these bits for there horses/ponies.

  • 5
    Turtle Top Eggbutt

    Posted by Sarah on Jan 09, 2021

    I have been using the loose ring turtle top on my sensitive, large tongued gelding for approx 1 year, which he was responding to the best out of the many bits I have tried! However, he wasn't as steady as he could be in the bridle and was getting little rub marks occasionally at the corner of his mouth, so Bit Bank suggested the eggbutt turtle top for the stability in his mouth. He has responded very well and is always very willing to try his best in this bit. No more rubs. He doesn't toss his head or wrench the reins and can keep a steady contact for longer with the eggbutt turtle top. He does get quite strong on a trail ride when cantering (which he has done with any other bit) so that would be the only time I might swap it out for my NS verbindend or buy the universal turtle top as also suggested by Bit Bank. Very happy with this bit and would highly recommend.

  • 5
    Turtle top eggbutt

    Posted by Kylie Bronca on Nov 27, 2020

    My TB absolutely loves this bit, has helped her want to pick up contact and be really happy

  • 5
    Like it

    Posted by Lizzie Turnbull on Nov 13, 2020

    After trying multiple bits for a heavy strong clydie cross we decided to try a bit with less “stopping power” (elevators, Perham’s, combinations) and this bit gives us exactly what we needed; horse that stopped fighting, listened more and was happier. We also like the loose ring but decided that this was better due to sometime unsteady hands. Now we have a happy horse and a happy rider.

  • 5
    Neue Schule Turtle Top Eggbutt 7023E

    Posted by Jenny Campbell on Oct 01, 2020

    5 stars, my fussy WB loves it :)

  • 5
    NS Turtle Top Tacito

    Posted by Luci on Sep 23, 2020

    Everyone needs one of these bits in their tack room. Gentle without being ineffective, every horse I’ve ridden in this bit has been accepting and eager to reach for the contact. The eggbutt style is fantastic for youngsters who need more supported steering. NS bits are fantastic quality and well worth the price tag. Thank you Bit Bank for the excellent service & fast shipping as always :)

  • 5
    Turtle Top

    Posted by Megan on Aug 02, 2020

    Outstanding bit! My young horse had a very busy mouth prior to trying this bit. We have now had two rides in this bit and he is so quiet and willing to work on a contact. I can’t get over how quietly he carries this bit!

  • 5
    Good for young horse

    Posted by Rachael on Jul 16, 2020

    On Bitbank's advice I bought this for my 3.5 yr old gelding, who I had been riding in a loose ring bit. He had been moving his head around a fair bit. Charmae suggested I go with a fixed cheek Turtle Top to provide more stability and clarity for my horse. The fixed cheek keeps things stiller in the mouth, provides an instant release (compared to a loose ring which moves), and the Turtle Top also can't be pushed up in the mouth. After switching to the new bit my horse is definitely much more stable with his head and his turns have also improved, probably because he is getting a clearer signal. I'm really happy with the help and advice I got from Bitbank. And of course the NS bit is beautifully made and well designed so I am very happy with that too.

  • 5
    New Bit

    Posted by Kate Dennis on Jul 06, 2020

    Have used the Neue Schule Turtle top Eggbutt, on a sensitive , responsive , green broken 4.5 yr old Warmblood. He has been more consistent and confident in the contact. Happy to take the contact and travel forward, round and down. Lifting through the shoulder and back. He doesn’t feel blocked by pressure on his tongue. He feels more secure with the fixed ring and is swinging beautifully behind. My coach noticed a positive difference as well. Super happy with the kindness of the bit and the confidence it gives the horse. The girls had the product sent to me within the week.