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Neue Schule Tranz Angled Lozenge 16mm Eggbutt

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Neue Schule Tranz Angled Lozenge 16mm Eggbutt

The Neue Schule Tranz Angled Lozenge 16mm Eggbutt Bit features a Salox® Gold mouth and stainless steel cheeks. It's designed to help promote true and consistent contact. The mouth has a rounded center lozenge set at a 20° angle to activate feel over the tongue and arms that are shaped for comfort. Salox is a high copper alloy that helps promote softness.

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Item #: X1-010680
$227.50
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The Neue Schule Tranz Angled Lozenge 16mm Eggbutt Bit is designed to help promote true and consistent contact. It offers the stability within the mouth needed to boost the horse’s confidence while encouraging it to seek the bit and take the reins forward. Typically beneficial for short necks and excellent for directional control, the comfortable, ergonomic mouthpiece design makes it unlike traditional eggbutt bits that may cause a lack of response or cause the horse to brace against the hand. The rounded center lozenge is set at a 20° angle to activate feel over the tongue. When contact is taken, the lozenge rolls gently down to contour smoothly over the tongue’s thicker, less sensitive center, thereby enabling clearly defined rein aids. Arms are slightly curved for comfort and oval shaped to take up less room between the tongue and upper palate than circular mouthpieces. 16mm Salox® mouth and stainless steel cheeks. Neue Schule bits offer high performance and superior comfort for all horses in any discipline and at every level. Created for enlightened riders, all the inspired bit designs feature mouthpieces made of Salox® Gold, a high copper alloy specifically formulated to rapidly reach and maintain the temperature of a horse’s mouth, encouraging softness and relaxed acceptance. This attractive metal has anti-tarnishing properties to maintain its luxurious look. Driven by the needs of the horse and rider, the “new school” bit design philosophy involves the creation of ergonomic mouthpieces that are engineered using the latest CAD technologies for exceptional comfort and effective communication.


Imported.
Eggbutt snaffle bitss are popular across all the English riding disciplines. This time-proven design has oval "egg-shaped" joints at the cheeks which prevent pinching of the horse's lips. The cheek design allows very little rotation of the bit as the reins are applied, offering the stability to make it popular for beginning riders with inexperienced hands and green horses that need to learn contact. But even much higher level horses and riders can be found using this effective and mild snaffle bit with either a single- or double-jointed mouthpiece. Dover Saddlery offers a variety of eggbutt bits in a selection of mouthpieces, metals and at various price points.
How Bits Are Measured
To find the right size bit for your horse or pony, consider both the length of the mouthpiece and the width of the mouthpiece in combination with the conformation of your horse's mouth.

Length of the Mouthpiece
Bit length corresponds to the width of your horse's mouth. This measurement is usually provided in inches and fractions of an inch, such as 5 inch or 5 1/2 inch.

When attached to an appropriately adjusted bridle, a bit should rest comfortably at the corners of a horse's mouth and shouldn't press too hard against a horse's face. This would indicate the bit length is too short, and the horse may feel pinching at the sensitive corners of his mouth.

Conversely, if you see a 1/2 inch or more on each side between the lips and bit rings, the bit is too long. A bit that is too long can slip sideways in a horse's mouth, becoming ineffective and causing soreness.

The specific type of bit you choose will influence slightly the desirable bit length. A full cheek snaffle, Pelham or elevator bit should sit snuggly next to your horse's cheeks, but should not squeeze or pinch. For a loose ring snaffle or any bit with moveable rings, make sure that your horse's lips completely clear the bit ring holes by 1/8 inch on each side. Otherwise, the horse's skin can become pinched into the holes as the action of the loose rings works with the reins.

Measure your horse's mouth to determine the length of bit required in either of two ways:
  • A Bit Sizer, simple but accurate, is a plastic device that measures in inches and corresponds to bit sizes. Take the reading as you would on a ruler. Slide the Bit Sizer across the horse's tongue, resting it against the corners of his mouth. The end piece should rest against one cheek comfortably. At the other side, read the inch measurement at the corner of the mouth.
  • Use a piece of string in place of a Bit Sizer if your horse will cooperate. Mark the spots on the string that meet the corners of the horse's mouth, then lay the string against a ruler to obtain your bit length measurement.

As described previously, depending on the type of bit you're selecting, you may want to add 1/4 to 1/2 inch to your measurement.

Width of Mouthpiece
Bit width refers to the bit circumference at the widest part of the mouthpiece. This measurement may be in inches or millimeters.



For most horses, the thinner the bit, the more severe its action is on the horse's mouth because the pressure from the bit is exerted on a narrower surface. Similarly, in general, the thicker the bit, the more gentle its action on the horse's mouth because the pressure is distributed over a wider surface. With this in mind, also consider the conformation of a horse's mouth when choosing bit width. A bit should never be too thick in relation to the space in a horse's mouth.

The height of the palate (roof of the mouth) plus the thickness of the tongue determines the amount of space available for the bit. You can usually identify the conformation of the horse's mouth by prying open the side of the lips. A small or average sized tongue lies below or level with the bars of the mouth; a thick tongue rises above the bars or spills over the bars and between the teeth.

Your equine dentist, veterinarian or a knowledgeable trainer can help you determine whether your horse's palate is normal or high, which could allow for a thicker bit, or very low, which could reduce the thickness of the bit that may be used.
How to Clean Your Horse's Bit

Clean your horse's bit routinely after every ride. Any dried spit or food particles left to harden on a bit become abrasive and uncomfortable to your horse's mouth. With regular cleaning you're not only ensuring your horse's comfort, you�re also ensuring that the moving parts of the bit, such as the cheek or ring joints or center lozenges, function as smoothly as intended.

Give the bit a good rinse with water and wipe it thoroughly with a clean rag. Alternatively, use flavored Horse Amour® Bit Wipes. These pre-moistened, disposable wipes remove grime quickly and leave a pleasant taste for your horse to enjoy at the next bridling.

Over time, bits may become tarnished from use and exposure. Use a non-toxic, non-acidic metal polish such as Herm Sprenger® Diamond Paste to remove tarnish gently. Developed for use on bit mouthpieces and all types of metal, HS Diamond Paste helps prevent tarnish from recurring. If you use any other type of metal polish, be sure to wash the bit thoroughly with water to remove any trace of the product.