- Thickness: 16mm
- Material: Salox
- Cheekpiece Type: Baucher/Hanging Cheek
- Size Availability: approx. 4.6″ – 6.5″
- USEF Dressage Legal: Yes
- FEI Dressage Legal: Yes
TURTLE TOP™ WITH FLEX
Anatomy-inspired double jointed bit design with enhanced mouthpiece stability, through optimized 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. In selected designs we allow Flex to deliver some firm but fair additional pressure to the tongue and poll using a lever action-induced rotation of the mouthpiece. The extra pressure obtainable is carefully restricted with Flex limiting the range of additional rotation to around 10 degrees.
FlexZ is a development of our popular Tranz range (hence the “Z”). Gently curved cannons form a wide arch aligned over the tongue and held in shape by Turtle Top™. FlexZ is therefore more securely centered on the tongue and more resistant to being pulled through the mouth.
This innovation is brilliant in helping to achieve a comfortable and quiet mouth. Turtle Top™ with Flex™ keeps the mouthpiece centred and arched over the tongue at all times, encouraging
relaxation. This comfortable mouthpiece re-focuses the inattentive mouth back onto the rein aids in order to achieve a soft consistent contact.
This combination of Baucher cheek and Turtle Top™ mouthpiece usually helps the rider to achieve and maintain a rounder and more correct outline. If your horse is constantly resisting, strung out or coming above the bit the usual response to the Turtle Top™ Baucher is a head lowering action and softer feel through the rein. This design often proves beneficial for the over sensitive mouth. Highly recommended where help is needed for straightness and bend.
Small (118mm-128mm) = 4.6″-5″
Medium (128mm-138mm) = 5″-5.4″
Large (138mm-148mm) = 5.4″-5.8″
X-Large (148mm-158mm) = 5.8″-6.2″
XX-Large (158mm-168mm) = 6.2″-6.6″
X-Small (108-118mm), Small (118mm-128mm), Medium (128mm-138mm), Large (138mm-148mm), X-Large (148mm-158mm), XX-Large (158mm-168mm)