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Neue Schule Turtle Top™ Flex™ Hunter D Bit with 16mm Mouth

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Neue Schule Turtle Top™ Flex™ Hunter D Bit with 16mm Mouth

The Neue Schule Turtle Top™ Flex™ Hunter D Bit is intended to provide bit stability through optimized alignment with the horse’s tongue and palate.

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Item #: X1-010988
$289.25
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The Neue Schule Turtle Top™ Flex™ Hunter D Bit has a 16mm double-jointed Salox® Gold mouth and stainless steel cheeks. The NS Turtle Top mouthpiece design is based on the horse’s mouth anatomy. It offers enhanced bit stability through optimized alignment of the mouthpiece surfaces to the horse’s tongue and palate. Combined with the NS Flex design, it can help achieve a comfortable and quiet mouth.

The NS Flex concept delivers a well-controlled co-alignment of the surfaces of the mouthpiece with the sensitive surfaces of the equine mouth.  It helps keep the mouthpiece centered and arched over the tongue at all times, encouraging relaxation. Comfortable for the horse, Flex puts the focus of the inattentive mouth back onto the rein aids to achieve a soft consistent contact.

By combining this mouthpiece with a D-Ring, enhanced directional control can be achieved. It is helpful in tight turns during faster work as the mouthpiece should not slide across the mouth. It is also helpful with dressage work as it gives the rider greater shoulder control on a circle and helps set up the bend when changing the rein or with lateral work. Stainless steel rings.

Why choose a Neue Schule bit?

Neue Schule’s brand philosophy is, “That which is good for the horse is all that matters.” Their philosophy carries through into all aspects of engineering and producing precision bits. You can rest assured that your Neue Schule bit is designed to promote a harmonious partnership between you and your horse.

Neue Schule’s biologically inert mouthpiece metal, Salox Gold, is designed specifically for horses to maintain the natural warmth and softness of a horse’s mouth. By combining three scientific approaches, Salox supports pacifying and quietening the mouth:

1) High thermal diffusivity (warm). The bit rapidly reaches and maintains mouth temperature so that the mouthpiece does not feel cold for long.

2) Just soft enough. The bit material is softer than tooth enamel to ensure that if a horse bites it, the force is safely, comfortably absorbed into the material rather than reflected onto the teeth. It’s also just soft enough to dampen acoustic waves that would otherwise ring into the horse’s jaw. 

3) Neutral taste. Salox Gold is low in bioactivity. It promotes a quiet, receptive mouth by discouraging the horse to explore the bit for taste. The addition of aluminum in the metal, which forms an insoluble alumina (oxide) coating, traps the metal ions that would create taste.

In-house scientists, engineers and riders conduct all of the brand’s research and development. Neue Schule bits are ergonomically designed using the latest in engineering and CAD technologies. Sizes range from 4" to 6½". Individual molds are made for every ¼" increment to ensure anatomically correct sizing.

Neue Schule Bits are the Official Bit of U.S. Equestrian.


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S(4 1/2"-5"), M(5"-5 1/2"), L(5 1/2"-5 3/4"), XL(5 3/4"-6 1/4").