I thought I would try this bit as the standard lozenge snaffle seemed too thick for my pony and she tended to grab at it. She seems much more comfortable and responsive using this bit.
Do you need a dressage legal snaffle that offers extra lift and control? Horse getting heavy in the hand?
- Offers extra lift from the shoulder, promoting throughness and self carriage.
- Designed to eradicate tongue evasions by creating a channel for the tongue to lie in, causing the horse to soften and relax through the jaw.
- Also enhances the bend for lateral work and voltes etc.
- Offers fine tuning for the experienced rider or a lighter softer horse for the pleasure rider.
- This bit can be helpful with a horse that tends to be a little heavy in the hands on the flat, or strong when jumping, giving the rider a little more help without being overly strong or severe.
- Dressage Legal.
- 9011- 16mm mouthpiece with 70mm rings (5"-6.5" in 1/4" increments)
The NS Verbindend greatly emphasises the signals through the rein. By encouraging clarity of the aids, and promoting a true outline the freedom through the shoulder can be developed, thus promoting self carriage and thoroughness.
One of Bit Bank Australia's 5* Rated Horse Bits!
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1. Available in a wide range of sizes
2. Designed to suit a wide range of horses and rider's needs
3. Quality finish for a comfortable fit
4. Designed with the horse's welfare in mind
5. Approved by hundreds of BBA past clients!
This bit is SO AMAZING!! Had a lesson two days after purchasing it and my instructor commented on how much softer my horse was looking. Can’t recommend this bit enough!
Great bit, does exactly as advertised. My strong, heavy thoroughbred has softened dramatically and doesn’t bore down anywhere near as often since switching to this bit!
This bit has made a huge difference to my little thoroughbred mare, who was really heavy in the contact. Since using the Verbindend she has lifted the pole and really softened through the neck and jaw. Highly recommended
Thanks to the wonderful service and advice from the ladies at Bit Bank Australia, I recently purchased the Neue Schule Verbindend 9011 bit to counteract my 16.2hh warmblood, dressage horse being heavy on the forearm and leaning on the bit. Despite reading the reviews, reading the product description and speaking with the ladies, I didn't think that the bit would make as much difference as it has. It has made a tremendous change to my riding and my horse seems to be very happy with it too. He offers a lot more self courage now and is more longitudinal supple than when ridden in his previous bit. I would highly recommend this bit to a rider wanting their horse to carry itself and engage its shoulders more.
Super bit! Advice from Bit Bank always on the money!
awesome marked improvement, have noticed the biggest improvement on course jumping.
Very happy with this bit - you can tell the difference in quality between the NS bits and cheaper alternatives. My horse is much more responsive and connected in this bit. The Bit Bank were a great help when selecting the right bit for my horse!
Just purchased this bit and wow made such a difference, my horse is giving better tonthe bit more responsive and a lot softer. This is after the first ride.
sits beautifully in my friesian warmbloods mouth and he seems really happy with it. thanks for the baroque blog post and subsequent advice!!
Love these bits. I have a few in different sizes and use them on everything from young breakers, trail riding and horses out competing. I recommend these to everyone as they are such an all purpose bit that the horses love.
I have a TB who was leaning / pulling heavily on a standard french link snaffle. After reading reviews on this bit I thought I would give it a try - and I am glad I did. He doesn't pull / lean as much and I still have control between transitions.
The bit has eliminated my horses head tossing completely. He is a lot softer into the contact now, leans much, much less and has become much more consistant in to the contact. My instructor couldn't believe the difference in him. He is also much happier in the mouth, doesn't gape his mouth open anymore at all either. Very happy with this bit and how it is assisting with my horses progression.
After only two rides, the first one at a lesson my horse is lighter in hand, more responsive to the hand aids and has stopped his chewing of the bit and trying to shove it out to the near side. Great fit, and great help in getting the correct size. Turned up in 2 working days as well.
After attending a carl Hester master class and one of his riders where using this bit I decided to buy one. I tried it on my very heavy warmblood with great success. I love everything about its shape and how it's sits in her mouth. She is usually very accepting and salavates a lot. We had foam everywhere with this bit, and she was unable to lean on it. Highly recommend
Taking a huge chance in purchasing a bit of this price I have used it on two of my thoroughbreds and the difference is amazing they're both two different horses but they're relaxed and willing to go forward... I would definitely buy more of these bits.. And to deal with Bit Bank Australia their advice was flawless
It's the best bit I have ever used. My warmblood use to chew and lean on his old bit all the time. I use to find it so hard to get him off the forehand in canter because he would pull straight through me and I had no control. When it came to us moving up the levels in dressage I couldn't do any smaller tighter circles as I didn't have the control I needed and I couldn't refine any movements. The Neue Schule Verbindend gave me more control instantly. I couldn't believe it. I felt like I was riding a completely new horse. As Soon as I put it in his mouth he instantly liked it more and didn't chew on it once. When I rode him he was lighter and I had heaps more control. I can now train his canter to be more up hill smaller circle work has become so much easier and I can keep his poll up higher so he isn't dropping onto the forehand. I am very happy with this bit and would recommend talking to the lovely charmae from bit bank to find out if this but is right for you.
This bit has definitely helped stop my horse a OTTT from getting his tongue over the bit. It hasn't so far helped with the head tilting but I'm very impressed with what it has done so far. Great help and advice from BBA in choosing the right bit for my horse
I was really impressed with my whole experience from BBA. I was given advice, options and all around good service. I bought this bit for my young Friesian Sporthorse gelding. He is a strong animal and his brain goes overtime all the time! Using this bit he more willing to move forward and stretch and his mouth is happier (less fiddling!). Thank you again to BBA for all your help and assistance.
My horse loves this new bit. It seems to be a lot more comfortable for him, he accepts it better and doesn't chew on it or have his mouth open with it. Very happy with the overall performance of the bit.
Felt that I was just a bit stuck with certain areas of my training. Although my horse is very light for some aids he can be heavy on the forehand and fall in on the right rein , which made inconsistent canter leads - maybe getting 2 out of 10. I have only ridden in it 3 times but gaining much more shoulder control and achieving 6 out of 10 correct canter. Found that he is tending to be a lot more relaxed in the mouth and lower in the poll. Still early days but very pleased so far. The service from BB is always 10 out of 10. Thank you.
I have a large warmblood who has a tendency to be heavy in the hand and on the forehand with work. I wasn't sure what to expect with the first ride in the bit but I have to say he was immediately lighter and very accepting of the bit with the first ride. I have been a big supporter of Sprenger (and I probably always will) but I am very impressed with Neue Schule Verbindend.
I started my young Warmblood in the Neue Schule Starter from breaking in, she is built uphill so we wanted to encourage her to accept the bit and lengthen forward and down into the contact, after 12 months with the starter bit I moved her to the Verbindend to encourage lightness of the forehand and she has accepted the change amazingly the bit is effective and allows greater positioning while maintaining light supple contact and still allowing the horse to come through with no tension.
I was so impressed with the responce by my OTT with the use of this bit. She had a tendency to be very strong in hand and now has lightened and softened in the front, so much so that we have been able to increase the intensity of our work. We are now heading for our first Elementary test this weekend and really believe that this bit has made a huge difference!
I tried a few bits and my horse seemed to be the same in all of them. He is a Clydesdale X and has a very strong neck and tends to lock it and his jaw at times. I found that with this bit he has been far more responsive to my rein aids and he has been much softer and relaxed in the jaw. I highly recommend this bit, it's definately the best purchase I have made, I just wish that I had tried it earlier.
I was looking for a bit for my Advance/PSG dressage mare who is quite sensitive in the mouth and doesn't like much tounge pressure. I use this bit with my double bridle & find that of all the bits that I have tried with this horse, this bit works the best with our double bridle. The mare also work in the same bit in the snaffle bridle. She can get a bit still in the mouth and doesn't like to relax, with the metal used in this bit plus correct training helping her to relax, she is now chewing a little more and letting go in her jaw. Highly recommend the Neue Schule range and use them where possible.