Neue Schule Turtle Top Snaffle 55mm ring

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Brilliant for fussy mouths or those horses that are sensitive to traditional tongue relief style bits. DRESSAGE LEGAL!

Anatomy-inspired double jointed bit design with enhanced mouthpiece stability, through optimised alignment of the mouthpiece surfaces to the tongue and palate.

The Turtle Top™ link shape takes inspiration from the shell of the Box turtle. This flattened dome shaped link lowers palate pressure and prevents the cannons from being pushed upwards above the link by the horse's tongue.

The Neue Schule Flex design concept delivers a guaranteed and well controlled co-alignment of the surfaces of the mouthpiece with the sensitive surfaces of the equine mouth. For most designs Flex delivers parallel co-alignment of the Turtle Top™ dome with the equine palate.

Sizing - Please contact us for assistance!

Small - 4.5"-5"

Medium - 5"-5.25"

Large - 5.5-5.75"

Extra Large - 5.75"-6.25"

XXL - 6.25"-6.5"


Product Reviews

Score: 5 out of 5 (based on 6 ratings)
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NS Turtle Top bit
Written by Jenny Fenech on Sep 03, 2019

After reading your article on freisians and baroque breeds being hard to find the right bit I gave you a call. My sensitive young friesian/andalusian mare does have a low palate and thick tongue and wasnt excepting contact and had a busy mouth, what a difference horse since riding her in a Turtle Top snaffle, shes excepting contact now and not rushing and is salivating and relaxed, I am using this bit for my other freisian warmblood and shes going great and competing in dressage competitions. Thankyou for your great advice, I highly recommend The Bit Bank.

Amazing bit!!!
Written by Emma on Sep 19, 2018

Absolutely love this bit. My 14hh pony was using the Sprenger eggbutt which was awesome as it allowed her to really take the contact however she needed something to make her a touch lighter This turtle top has made her nice and soft in the contact and she loves it!!!

An interesting version of the French snaffle
Written by Nadia on Aug 16, 2018

Sold as the answer for horses who are very fussy or sensitive, this bit is, like all NS bits, very well made with exacting engineering. The Turtle Top link is interesting, as it effectively locks the bit in a specific angle, meaning there is no nutcracker action, but also no ability for the horse to move the parts of the bit around to get it comfortable. Definitely a possible solution for horses who dislike the classic loose ring and need something more steady.

Ns turtle top
Written by Rebecca Taylor on Feb 01, 2018

An instant improvement. Much happier horse and hes happily working with contact. Very good advice from charmaine. I 100% recommend

Neue Schule Turtle Top Snaffle
Written by Simone Heenan on Sep 07, 2017

Love it! My mare is normally very busy in mouth and avoids contact but she loves this one. I'll buy more for my other horses now.

NS Turtle Top Snaffle Bit
Written by Janet Reid on Oct 22, 2015

A kind bit that is sensibly priced. It is also approved by Equestrian Australia for Dressage, so that is an important factor. Delivered to Western Australia very quickly (within 2 days) by BitBank.