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Neue Schule Turtle Tactio™ Flex™ Loose Ring Bradoon with 16mm Test Bit

Colors/Options: Salox Gold
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Neue Schule Turtle Tactio™ Flex™ Loose Ring Bradoon with 16mm Test Bit

The Neue Schule Turtle Tactio™ Flex™ Loose Ring Bradoon features TongueSMART™, specifically engineered to accommodate a larger or more sensitive tongue.

Limit 2 test bits per trial period.

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Item #: X1-0BR10063
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The Neue Schule Turtle Tactio™ Flex™ Loose Ring Bradoon has a 16mm Salox® Gold mouthpiece and 55mm stainless steel rings. This bit features a bold TongueSMART™ design specifically engineered to accommodate the larger or more sensitive tongue, and it often negates the need to shut the horse’s mouth. TongueSMART focuses rein pressure to the central part of the tongue while diverting pressure away from the sensitive regions near the bars.

The unique central Turtle link brings the proximal ends of the cannons to their closest separation possible. The Flex concept of widening the surfaces that lie parallel to the plane of the tongue reduces the pressure further. With any kind of noseband, the closed mouth easily accommodates the mouthpiece, with the effective thickness in the region of the inter-dental space being the smallest in the Neue Schule range.

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.

The Test Bit fee is $15.95, plus shipping. Test Bits may be used for a two-week trial period, then either purchased or returned. A $15.95 credit will be applied to the purchase price should you decide to keep the bit. Shipping costs will not be refunded.

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