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 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 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
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The hire period is 30 days from the date you receive the bit and if you have any queries or questions during this time, please contact me.
The full price is paid at the time of purchase and if the bit is returned, a refund less the hire charge (£14.50 per bit * NS Turtle Tilt is £35.00 hire charge) and postage is processed.
Please take care of the bit and keep it in good condition during the hire period. Damaged or broken bits cannot be returned.
Don't worry about teeth marks - this sometimes happens with warmer sweeter metals - or oxidation - this happens with sweet iron and has a rusty appearance.
Both are perfectly normal and will not affect me accepting the bit back.
It is your responsibility to ensure that the bit is kept safe from damage, theft and loss during the trial period.
All bits must be returned in clean condition and we ask that you wash the bit gently but thoroughly in warm water to remove any grass, food etc.
All bits returned to Horse Bit Hire will be disinfected thoroughly.
Horse Bit Hire cannot be held responsible for any diseases, infections, viruses or mouth or medical conditions that appear after hiring a bit from us.
The bit must be back with Horse Bit Hire before the Hire End Date to avoid further charges being incurred.