THE AWARD WINNING REVOLUTIONARY TURTLE TOP !
Turtle Top™ with Flex and Eggbutt Cheek
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
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
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 centred on the tongue and more resistant to being pulled through the mouth.
This innovation is brilliant at helping to achieve a comfortable and quiet mouth. Turtle Top with Flex keeps the mouthpiece centered and arched over the tongue, at all times. This comfortable mouthpiece is also useful in re-focusing the inattentive mouth back onto the rein aids in order to achieve a soft consistent contact. It is also good for training / dressage as it gives the rider greater shoulder control on a circle and helps set up the bend when changing rein or with lateral work. The stability the Eggbutt offers along with the clever design of mouthpiece often proves useful when working towards a consistent more even contact. Often recommended for horses with a short tense neck.
Available to buy or hire, sizing is slightly different; available in Extra Small (108mm - 118mm), Small (118mm - 128mm), Medium (128mm - 138mm), Large (138mm - 148mm), Extra Large (148mm - 158mm) & Extra Extra Large (158mm - 168mm). Please indicate when you order your current bit size and style if you are unsure which to choose