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I have a Spanish dressage horse; even though he is seventeen I ride him most of the time in the Neue Schule starter bit. I am riding at adva


nced medium and have started riding him in a double bridle which he was ridden in in Spain. My horse has a horrible large scar on his tongue which I think is part of the problem with him being very difficult in the mouth he is unbelievably cleaver from leaning on the hand to putting his head between his legs, you name it and he is ten steps ahead of you trying to avoid working correctly. I find that I have to put the bit a little bit higher up on him than I would with other horses due to the scar, also I find a light thin bit suits him best. I would like your advice on which Neue Schule Weymouth I should but and do you do a snaffle to suit as well.

A logical choice of doubles to go with would be the Transform Weymouth (80107FB) with the first choice being the 12mm Verbindend (9010) or if that doesn’t tick all the boxes the Tranz Baucher (8022B). Bitting is never an exact science we must consider many different factors throughout the process and from the information we have it would make sense to pair the Transform with the Verbindend however sometimes trial and error comes into play, in that case the next Bridoon choice would be the Baucher.


I have a 4year old sports horse that I currently ride in an eggbutt snaffle with cheek pieces, I have found however he can lean on this quit


e a bit making him very heavy on the left side. I did put a French link with cheeks in him but he didn’t like that and wouldn’t take the bit very well and seemed more above the bit, however it did make him stop leaning. I changed back to the eggbutt as I felt the French link wasn’t right for him, I have tried flashes etc. but I wondered if you had any suggestions on a bit that would make him happy in the contact but stop him leaning etc. I am aware that young horses to lean more but I just feel this egg butt snaffle isn’t the right answer?

The most logical choice of bit for your horse would be the Demy Anky 18mm (8013). If you would like further information on this design please visit our You Tube channel www.youtube.com/neueschulebits.com


I presently ride in a loose ring snaffle 12.5 mm bit. I am interested in purchasing a NS Tranz-Angled Lozenge D-Ring bit. What length would


I need to purchase in inches and is it recognised in Germany for dressage tests. My horse has a tendency of sticking his tongue out and evading the bits, also foams quite a lot. Has this bit shown good results in dealing with this kind of problem?

We generally suggest you go down a size when going from a loose ring into a fixed cheek such as the D-ring. So you would look at needing a 4.75” (120mm) in the D-ring design. However from the comments you have made regarding your horse displaying tongue evasions the D might not necessarily be the answer you are looking for and we do have other designs which are specifically engineered to help eradicate tongue evasions. A horse who displays evasions such as the one you describe can be the result of many different factors but the most common is related to horses that have large tongues, small mouths and very little room to accommodate both tongue and bit. I believe the D-ring is dressage legal in Germany as is the Eggbutt and Full cheek but NOT the Baucher (hanging cheek). The Verbindend is the design I would most likely to recommend, if you would like more information on this particular design please visit our website or we do have a Youtube channel where you will find a very informative video giving you all the information you would require on this particular design. www.youtube.com/neueschulebits


Looking for advice choosing a better bit for my lovely 6 year old Welsh cob gelding. I have owned him for a year and currently ride him in a


Shire’s hollow mouth lozenge eggbutt snaffle 51/2. It seems to be a good width for him and he is not overly strong in it. Having researched the subject further I have come to realise that large mouth pieces are not necessarily kinder in terms of lack of space within the mouth and would like to find a better bit. We are both relatively inexperienced in terms of schooling but try our best! He is rather on the forehand at times and I sometimes find it hard to encourage him into a round outline though we are improving. We have been doing mostly hacking/schooling and have done some intro dressage and jumping. I would like to do a bit of everything: low level showing/dressage/jumping and would really like to do endurance pleasure rides next year.

The Verbindend would certainly be a logical choice of bit to try on your horse. It is dressage legal and used by pleasure rider through to International level. This is an excellent all-round design. It gives you the most help with lift from the shoulder encouraging your horse to work through from behind. The mouthpiece is shaped to encompass the tongue offering essential tongue relief this promotes relaxed, quiet acceptance of the bit. The mouthpiece is ergonomically designed and made using Salox gold material, this metal is specifically designed to go in the horse’s mouth. It has extremely high thermal conductivity so heats up to body temperature within seconds. Again this promotes relaxed acceptance of the bit. When a horse relaxes the jaw this allows you to obtain a consistent contact that is also sustainable. We do suggest if you order a Verbindend to go up a ¼” in size as due to the curvature of the mouthpiece it shortens in the mouth when a contact is taken so you may need to consider a 5 ¾”. The Verbindend comes in 2 thicknesses, based on the age of your horse the 16mm would be the best thickness to go for as it has a heavier weight bearing surface, 16mm is generally the average thickness you will find used.


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