- Thickness: 16mm
- Material: Salox
- Cheekpiece Type: Jumper/Elevator
- Size Availability: approx. 4.6″ – 5.8″
- USEF Dressage Legal: No
- FEI Dressage Legal: No
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.
A showjumping favorite that sits them on their hocks and helps make tight turns. Designed for extra control, outline and much more help with straightness and turning. Often the answer for the very enthusiastic horse with a sensitive mouth that may even be prone to rubs, chafing etc. A curb strap may be employed on the top ring for extra control. Often used as a flat work training tool on the main ring to mimic the Baucher.
This innovation is brilliant for the over-active busy mouth that chomps and chews on the mouthpiece. Turtle Top with Flex keeps the mouthpiece centered and arched over the tongue at all times, safely helping to prevent sideways tongue evasions. This comfortable mouthpiece re-focuses the inattentive mouth back onto the rein aids in order to achieve a soft consistent contact.
Small (118mm-128mm) = 4.6″-5″
Medium (128mm-138mm) = 5″-5.4″
Large (138mm-148mm) = 5.4″-5.8″
X-Small (108-118mm), Small (118mm-128mm), Medium (128mm-138mm), Large (138mm-148mm), X-Large (148mm-158mm), XX-Large (158mm-168mm)