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7023-HD-TT Neue Schule Turtle Top with Flex Hunter D
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16mm
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Turtle Top with Flex

Anatomy-inspired double jointed bit design with enhanced mouthpiece stability, through optimised alignment of the mouthpiece surfaces to the tongue and palate.

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

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.

 

FlexZ Hunter D

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. By combining this mouthpiece with a D-Ring it enhances directional control making it exceptionally good for tight turns during faster work as the mouthpiece should not slide across the mouth. Its also good for dressage 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. The stability the D-Ring offers along with the clever design of the mouthpiece is often useful for horses that are overactive in the mouth in a loose ring design.


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A Revolutionary Design;      

The unique and innovative Turtle Top TM    bit has been designed to help quieten and focus the over-active and busy mouth.  The revolutionary Turtle Top  TM prevents the horse from lifting the side arms, or "cannons, of the bit through its inspired joint design that locks the upward flexion of the cannons.  The resulting stability of the bit in the mouth allows the rider to give clearer rein aids and provides the horse with fewer distractions.

 

The Turtle TopTM naturally sits further back in the mouth;

    • Negating the temptation to over-tighten the cheek pieces. 
    • Improved bit positioning delivers greater clarity through the rein aids
    • Eliminates extra pressure in the corners of the mouth and poll. 
  • The Turtle Top with FlexZ

    The Turtle Top with FlexZ

     

The upper surface of the central link matches the anatomy of the Equine Upper Palate by being gently curved and widened; 

    • The central link fits neatly under the palatine arch and restricts upward movement of the cannons
    • The central link cannot strike up into the upper palate.  This reduces the likelihood of the horse opening its mouth through discomfort,
    • Reduces the need for a flash noseband or other restraint.
The Anatomically Designed Turtle Top Link Sits Comfortably In The Palatine Arch
  
 Anatomically Designed, The Turtle Top Link Sits Comfortably In The Palatine Arch

 

The Turtle TopTM Link holds the bit in an arc over the tongue helping to locate and maintain it in the most effective place.

    • Restricted upward cannon movement discourages mouth over-activity,
    • Helps to prevent sideways movement of the tongue,
    • Allows the mouthpiece to sit centrally arched over the tongue.
The Turtle Top with Flex Wraps Over The Tongue
The Turtle Top with FlexZ Wraps Over The Tongue

 

The cannons have a unique flattened underside and horizontally positioned loops;

    • Provides a naturally large weight bearing surface,
    • Feel and responsiveness are enhanced,
    • Encourages horses to flex and round over the bit in to a more correct outline,
    • Allows comfortable, low tongue pressure,
    • Takes up less room in the horses mouth than a thicker bit.
Flattened Underside Of The Cannons Provides Greatly Increased Surface Area

Flattened Underside Of The Cannons Provides Greatly Increased Surface Area

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