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.
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
An Eggbutt keeps the bit still and steady in the horse’s mouth giving the horse a more stable and constant feel.
FEI - YES
EA Dressage - YES
EA Eventing Dressage - YES
Pony Club - YES
HRCAV - YES
How it should fit
The Turtle Top Eggbutt should fit snug up against the horses lips with 0-2mm gap.
Brand 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.
5 stars, my fussy WB loves it :)
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 :)
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!
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.
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.
Couldn’t quite find the right bit for my OTTB who’s sensitive in the mouth but also quite strong. After Charmaine’s reccomendation with the Turtle Top I couldn’t be happier! He’s so soft and supple, no longer leans or resists the contact. Definitely worth the investment in a quality bit.
Very happy with my Turtle Top, Bit Bank was very helpful when I was unsure of the sizing. My bit fits perfectly. My horse likes it, gently chewing on it, which keeps his mouth soft. I had a bit fitter look at his mouth, and this is the type of bit she recommended for my horse.
My thoroughbred mare is very sensitive and does not like any contact on her mouth. I’ve tried 4 other bits. She is much happier in this bit and is not throwing her head anywhere near as much and no longer sucking behind the bit. I’m very pleased with it.
This bit has done everything it promised. My horse’s mouth is sensitive and he was playing with the bit, not consistent on the contact, fussing, sticking tongue out and sometimes trying to get his tongue over the bit. After working in the turtle top for a few weeks his mouth has really settled down and is now taking a soft & consistent contact. No more sticking the tongue out or over. He loves this bit, therefore I love this bit!!
I have a young standy that plays constantly with his bit , tries to put his tongue over the bit etc. With his new bit he was more relaxed through his poll,more responsive to the rein aids ,very happy with it . Charamiane was extremely helpful in selecting the right bit ,order dispatched promptly.
I really liked this bit and had heard great things from it. It did take my very sensitive mare a few rides to settle in the bit and the feel. But we’re a few rides in now and she’s doing well. Thank you to Bit Bank for all the bit advice and getting me the bit super quick!!
Thank you very much for your phone support. My young horse is very happy now and finally seeking a contact, he's improved in leaps and bounds since the turtle top arrived. He has been happy since starting in a single jointed blue bomber bit .. until his canines erupted and then we quickly needed something else! Finding a happy solution has been a bit tricky as he's 17hh but only needs a 5" bit and this bit was accepted immediately. I toook out the bit insurance just in case but happily didn't need to use it. Many thanks again :)
I have recently purchased the Neue Schule Turtle Top Eggbutt 7023E and it has certainly had an effect on my horse, in a great way. He has only had 3 rides in it but already he is coming in to contact a lot easier and working really nicely. Thanks to Charmae for all the emails back and forth. I purchased the 30 day trial just in case, which put my mind at ease, but I'm very happy with my purchase
My horse loves this bit, also have the loose ring as well
Doesn’t move back and forward or across when my horse opens her mouth. Very comfortable fit and encourages chewing, acceptance and saliva production. Very happy so far :)