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Neue Schule Poll Pressure Guide

On September 27th, 2016, posted in: Articles, Neue Schule News by 0 Comment

A key question posed by company founder and bitting guru, Heather Hyde, regarding poll pressure was recently resolved. Heather wanted to know how much poll pressure each bit in the Neue Schule range produces, according to cheek type. The results are, in some instances, straight forward and in others help to resolve longstanding debates. Read..

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The Turtle Snaffle Family

On June 3rd, 2016, posted in: Articles by 0 Comment

The Neue Schule Turtle Top (top left) and Neue Schule Turtle Tactio (bottom right) The Turtle name is derived from its central link shape (shown right), which itself, takes inspiration from the Box Turtle.     What is so different about this revolutionary method of lorinery design? Initially, in order to achieve the optimum position..

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How To Measure Your Bit Correctly

On January 16th, 2014, posted in: Articles by 0 Comment

  There are various measurements to consider when sourcing and assessing the correct size of bit including length, thickness, ring size and design. Loose Ring Cheeks The picture below demonstrates a popular loose ring snaffle bit, the NS Team Up. Other cheeks that are measured this way include the Universal, Beval, Balding Gag and the..

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Bitting For Young Horses

On January 16th, 2014, posted in: Articles by 0 Comment

      Giving a young horse the right start to its training is essential to finding its true potential and making sure you are using the right bit is a major factor in doing this.  The support offered by using the right bit for a young horse is essential when starting to build the..

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Enlightened Bitting – Changing Attitudes

On January 15th, 2014, posted in: Articles by 0 Comment

      Our attitude and objectives with horses have evolved greatly over the years.  Originally horses were viewed as machines and their role was either work or as a war horse.  The bits were simply a means of control with little regard for the comfort of the horse and the trauma that many of..

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Nosebands – Are They Always Necessary?

On January 15th, 2014, posted in: Articles by 0 Comment

         We usually use nosebands to shut the over active mouth.  But before we employ a flash noseband, etc, there are factors we must consider, because if the horse is uncomfortable in the mouth then closing the mouth will further increase pressure, and the horse’s way of going will deteriorate. Check your horse’s mouth yourself and..

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