Cannot recommend this bit highly enough for fussy mouths! I have a green OTT that raced with a tongue tie and cross over noseband and so his tongue is so active and he even hangs it out his mouth. I switched to this paired with a micklem bridle after reading the article the bit bank published and my fussy mouth horse has almost stopped. He is definitely 110% better in just a few rides and as he learns his job I believe it’s only going to get better. This is the second bit these guys have suggested (for different horses) and every time the horses have been instantly so much happier and easier to ride!
New From Neue Schule!
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"
My horse would constantly chew the bit and pull. He was very inconsistent in the contact. Since using this bit from the first ride, the change in my horse has been incredible. he is so much happier, does not pull or chew and softens nicely. I highly recommend this bit for that busy mouth.
This bridle has changed my sensitive-mouthed OTTB’s world. In combination with the Micklem bridle’s tongue and bar protection system, he no longer tries to put his tongue over the bit or tosses his head. The difference was immediate. I would never use anything else.
My young warmblood has been very light and fussy in the mouth since an incident with a wolf tooth when first started and this was the fourth bit I'd tried to find him something he could trust. So far, we have had only 4 rides with it, but the degree of chomping has reduced substantially and he is actually taking a hold of the bit in a comfortable contact for much of the time. So relieved and can highly recommend for those horses with a fussy mouth.
omg 1st ride yesterday with new bit, Morris went awesome, quite a big difference am very impressed, hopefully todays ride will be just as good, thankyou for your excellent knowledge and suggesting I try this bit.
I tried my new turtle top bit today. . My horse found it very comfortable. He didn't pull at the reins or shake his head at all. Very impressed with this bit.
I purchased this bit on trial for my young, very fussy mouthed 4yo whom I broke in and has been fussy with bits since the start - having his teeth done 3 times by expert dentist I was starting to worry I couldn't fix this. I tried this bit and although he is still not quite there yet in the walk the trot and canter is great. I tried this bit on my other horse, an eventer but training elementary/medium on flat and the change in him was amazing - he gets quite strong in the collection work as he finds it hard due to his desire to go fast and this bit has allowed me to make subtle half half and keep him with me more. It has also some how created more softness. Very very happy with this bit and I will be ordering another one so I don't have to keep swapping the one bit from bridle to bridle - a bit that has seen a huge change in both my horses in a way I have never experienced before with a bit change. Thankyou.