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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
    Awesome for my horse

    Posted by rachael roberts on Jul 02, 2021

    My horse has a sensitive mouth. This bit has been Fantastic for him.

  • 5
    NS Turtle Top Eggbutt

    Posted by Jenny Adams on May 19, 2021

    My 3.5 yr old X Gypsy Cob was finding it hard to get a consistent trot in an ordinary Eggbutt snaffle. Head tossing, lack of contact and trying to keep hands still was not pretty. Fiona Dearing did a professional bit fitting and after about 5 bits the N.S Turtle Top Eggbutt seemed to be the winner Joe seemed to be more relaxed straight away. I have been riding in this bit for some weeks now and his head tossing is so much better and getting less enabling me to have steadier hands and his trot has been improving each ride. We actually get a few strides with good contact and consistent rhythm. We can only get better as he really seems more content working in this bit so I would highly recommend the N.S Turtle Top Eggbutt be considered for a young horse as it has certainly worked for us. Yes it is more expensive than the average bits we all have lying around but the cost has been so worth it having a horse that is comfortable in the mouth priceless.

  • 5
    Neue Schule turtle top eggbut

    Posted by Don on May 16, 2021

    This product has been transforming! Thank you! From the first ride: pretty much stopped gagging, no head toss, way more happy in the bridle, the bit is so much steadier and less distracting for my horse.

  • 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 :)