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Neue Schule Turtle Top Snaffle

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About the Bit
Is your horse inconsistent in the contact, chomping or chewing on the bit or tossing its head?
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 

  • Inconsistent in the contact

  • Tossing head

  • Sucking behind the contact

  • Opening mouth

NOT recommended for

  • Horses that are bar sensitive

Cheek piece 
A loose ring offers an instant release from pressure giving the horse an instant reward for being in the correct position.

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

How it should fit
The Turtle Top 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.

Technical Information
Neue Schule
Model  Turtle Top Snaffle
Mouthpiece Size 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-7023 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.




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  • 4
    Turtle top

    Posted by Caitlin Noble on Jul 26, 2023

    I have a green TB and after riding in a few other bits he is much more consistent with the turtle top. Quite impressed ?

  • 5
    beautiful fitting bit

    Posted by Kimba Abraham on Jan 09, 2022

    Nice and gentle on the horses tongue and mouth but communication is excellent for rider to horse

  • 5
    Neue Schule Turtle top

    Posted by Gail Cullen on Dec 30, 2021

    Original one bought but a friend for my OTT boy and now I bought another as it’s great. Contact no bit biting and pleasure to ride

  • 5
    Turtle mouth

    Posted by Sharon McCarthy on Jan 05, 2021

    After having a few contact issues I spoke to the wonderful ladies at the Bit Bank and the recommended the nueu Schule turtle mouth . My horse is much happier and the contact has definitely improved

  • 5
    Neue Schule Turtle Top Snaffle 70mm

    Posted by Leanne on Nov 05, 2020

    I purchased this bit recently for my OTT, and the difference it made was felt immediately Once again another great bit from Neue Schule

  • 5
    Bit review

    Posted by Sharli on Oct 06, 2020

    All I can say is WOW! This bit has been such a game changer for my ottb Danny and our partnership together. It’s funny how something that I looked past so often ended up being the issue. I never thought changing the bit would make such a difference. The whole bit bank team are fantastic to deal with, recommending this bit. Danny can get quite anxious when contact is first taken up and will be overactive in the mouth but as this bit kind of ‘locks’ it doesn’t allow him to play with it equaling in a much more consistent contact. He also no longer sucks behind the contact and is much more willing! This bit is amazing and the quality is outstanding! 10/10 from me!

  • 5
    Bit review

    Posted by Sarah Morris on Aug 31, 2020

    Made a huge difference to the way my horse is going straight away. So much happier. Fantastic bit and great service

  • 5
    Turtle top flex snaffle bit

    Posted by Diana Proctor on Aug 19, 2020

    This bit is great, my OTTB has settled with his mouth and is now working nicely

  • 5
    Neue Schule Turtle Top

    Posted by Sarah Heighway on Jun 04, 2020

    Brilliant bit. Has transformed my horse. So happy.