Bits

Starter

Neue Schule Starter Bit

Make the first start the right start –establish the basics. The Starter is designed to promote acceptance and confidence in the contact. It is a common misconception that mouthing should be encouraged, when in fact it is quiet, relaxed acceptance we are aiming for. A gentle bit that encourages the horse to stretch the top line forwards and down into a soft consistent contact.

14mm

£82

Team Up

Neue Schule Team Up Bit

The Team Up is the ergonomically modernised French Link; a much more comfortable mouthpiece that promotes better performance all round. This lozenge is designed to share the tongue contact area with the adjacent loops to give a smoother feel over the tongue. The double joint allows more flexibility ensuring a clearer and more independent rein aid.

12mm

£83

Turtle top

Neue Schule Turtle Top Bit with Flex

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 Turtle Top™ link shape takes inspiration from the shell of the Box turtle. This flattened dome shaped link lowers palate pressure and prevents the cannons from being pushed upwards above the link by the horse’s tongue.

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.

16mm

£117

Tranz Angled Lozenge

Neue Schule Tranz Angled Lozenge

The NS Tranz mouthpiece is ergonomically designed for both comfort and communication. A very popular comfortable mouthpiece that promotes feel and responsiveness encouraging a soft sustainable contact. Our short link NS Tranz Angled Lozenge is aligned, uniquely, at 20° to the bore axes of the cheeks. When a contact is taken, the smoothly profiled lozenge and loops press gently down onto the centre of the tongue thus a higher level of communication through the rein is achieved. The more pressure – sensitive side areas of the tongue are thus relieved and the thicker less pressure-sensitive area is brought into play. The double joint allows more flexibility ensuring a clearer and more independent rein aid.

Available in 14mm or 16mm

£82

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Neue Schule Verbindend loose ring

Greatly clarifies and emphasises the signals through the rein. Promoting self carriage and throughness, a true outline and freedom through the shoulder can be developed. The Verbindend has consistently helped eradicate tongue evasions, encouraging the horse to soften and relax through the jaw. The cleverly curved mouthpiece can also enhance the development of the bend for lateral work and smaller circles. This dressage legal snaffle is not severe, so if you are a pleasure rider and simply wish to lift the forehand then this bit is a logical choice.

Available in 12mm or 16mm mouth thickness

£82

Tranz Angled Lozenge Baucher

Neue Schule Baucher

This combination of Baucher cheek and NS Tranz mouthpiece usually helps the rider to achieve and maintain a rounder and more correct outline. If your horse is constantly resisting, strung out or coming above the bit the usual response to the NS Tranz Baucher is a head lowering action and softer feel through the rein. This design often proves beneficial for the over sensitive mouth. Highly recommended where help is needed for straightness and directional control.

14mm

£122

Tranz Angled Lozenge Full Cheek

Neue Schule Full Cheek

Excellent for directional control and tight turns during faster work as the mouthpiece will not slide across the mouth when turning. It is also safer for young horses, especially when introducing to road work, as it should not pull through the mouth in a panic situation. Highly beneficial for children or novice riders who may not be sufficiently experienced in supporting their inside rein. The upper cheeks may be fixed to the cheek pieces with Fulmer Loops in order to stabilise the mouthpiece.

14mm

£122

Bits

Neue Schule Tranz Angled Lozenge Universal

The NS Tranz Universal offers control without discomfort or severity. It is brilliant for faster work such as jumping as you can turn much more easily. The Universal also helps to eliminate the head toss when asking for a downward transition, or shortening in between fences. If you need to upgrade from a snaffle, it is highly recommended as it offers varying degrees of control. Also an excellent training tool prior to introducing the doubles for employing two reins and a curb strap.

16mm

£130

JP jointed eggbutt

JP Korsteel Jointed Eggbutt

The Korsteel KP french link eggbutt snaffle has a slightly curved mouthpiece to allow a more comfortable position for the bit to sit in the horses mouth.

The eggbutt cheek is a fixed style cheek that prevents the lips from being pinched and lessens the vibrations felt by the horses mouth from the riders hands.

Available 41/2″ – 6″

£24

JP french eggbutt

JP Korsteel French Link Eggbutt

The Korsteel KP french link eggbutt snaffle has a slightly curved mouthpiece to allow a more comfortable position for the bit to sit in the horses mouth.

The french link is often favoured by horses as the lack of palette pressure makes the bit more comfortable and relieves pressure on the horses bars.

The eggbutt cheek is a fixed style cheek that prevents the lips from being pinched and lessens the vibrations felt by the horses mouth from the riders hands.

Available 41/2″ – 6″

£26

JP oval link eggbutt

JP Korsteel Oval link Eggbutt

This is a soft bit with a curved mouth piece with a double joint which eliminates the nutcracker action associated with a single jointed bit.

The JP curved mouthpiece eliminates interference and stops the bit from hitting the roof of the mouth, allowing room for the tongue. The shape also reduces the severe direct pressure on the bars of the mouth.

Available 5″ – 6″

£26

JP jointed loose ring

JP Korsteel Jointed Loose Ring

The brilliant Jointed Loose Ring Snaffle Horse Bit is unlike a standard jointed snaffle’s nearly straight mouthpiece, JP bits have a curved shape that eliminates the interference that conventional bits can cause. All JP bits feature curved bars that prevent the bit from hitting the roof of the horse’s mouth and eliminate the nutcracker-like action that can pinch a horse’s tongue.

Available 41/2″ – 6″

£19

JP french loosering

JP Korsteel French Link Loose Ring

The JP French Link Loose Ring Snaffle Bit features a french link mouthpiece designed with world-renowned Australian trainer, John Patterson, to provide maximum comfort and top performance. The curved mouthpiece eliminates interference and stops the bit from hitting the roof of the mouth, allowing room for the tongue. The shape also reduces the severe direct pressure on the bars of the mouth. In hand polished stainless steel.

Available 41/2″ – 6″

£19

JP oval link loose ring

JP Korsteel Oval link Loose Ring

The Exclusive JP curved design, reduces interference and delivers comfort. Reduces nutcracker effect and tongue pinching. Reduces direct pressure on the tongue. Helps to stop bit from hitting the roof of the mouth.

The J.P.Korsteel Loose Ring Oval Link Snaffle is a nice bit for horses with a fairly large tongue or small mouth, being curved in the mouthpiece and not too thick in the bars.

Available 41/2″ – 6″

£24

JP SI french eggbutt

JP Korsteel Sweet Iron French Eggbutt

The Korsteel JP Sweet Iron Eggbutt French Link Snaffle features a sweet iron mouthpiece. It is a unique metal designed to encourage salivation & acceptance of the bit. As the metal oxidises it produces a sweet taste, which most horses take kindly to.

Available 5″ or 51/2″

£26

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JP Korsteel Sweet Iron Jointed Loose Ring

The Sweet Iron Loose Ring Snaffle by Korsteel provides ultimate communication between you and your horse. John Patterson (JP), world-renowned trainer and jockey developed the exclusive curved bar design to enhance performance by delivering utmost comfort for your horse.

Available 5″ or 51/2″

£19

JP SI jointed full cheek

JP Korsteel Jointed Sweet Iron Full Cheek

The Korsteel ‘JP’ range of bits have been designed to reduce the nutcracker action commonly associated with single joint bits. The mouthpieces are curved, which gives the tongue more room and allows the bit to lie more sympathetically in the mouth.

Sweet Iron metal encourages the horse to accept the bit and the contact by increasing salivation. The metal oxidises in the mouth which produces the ‘sweet’ taste. The single joint of this bit creates pressure on the tongue, the roof and the bars of the mouth. The full cheeks are perfect for horses who have difficulty in responding to the rein’s turning aids – the cheeks help to guide the head in the directed that the rider wants to go in. This bit is brilliant for young horses who need a soft bit but with a little extra guidance.

Available 5″ or 51/2″

£26

JP jointed dutch gag

JP Korsteel Jointed Dutch Gag

The J.P. Korsteel jointed dutch gag 3 Ring is a curved mouth single jointed continental snaffle bit, also sometimes known as a 4 ring continental snaffle.

The curved mouthpiece follows the contours of the horses mouth and is good for horses with a larger tongue.

The continental cheek of the jointed J.P. dutch gag involves a series of stainless steel rings, the main snaffle ring with one smaller ring above and two below, which enables a number of different positions for the reins.

Correctly, the dutch gag should be used with two reins, one on the main snaffle ring, and a second on either of the lower two smaller rings depending how much poll pressure is required.

Often this bit is only used with one rein on the lower rings, but ideally if only one rein is to be used the bit should be used with roundings to maintain a better contact with the horses mouth.

Originally designed to emulate the effect of draw reins in the showjumping arena, the continental snaffle is a popular bit for horses and ponies, and useful for horses that dislike a curb but respond well to poll pressure.

Continental bits work by raising the bit up in the horse or ponies mouth in a similar manor to a conventional gag, but there is a limit to the extent this can happen thus lessening the severity.

In addition to this, a lot of poll pressure can be achieved on the lower setting on the dutch gag which is why ideally two reins should be used to ensure a correct contact can be maintained on the snaffle rein when the poll pressure is not needed.

Available 41/2″ – 6″

£26

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JP Korsteel French Link Dutch gag

Korsteel French Link 2 Ring Dutch Gag. The Dutch Gag is a double jointed bit that acts on the tongue and the bars of the mouth. The French Link eliminates the nutcracker and palate action of a single jointed bit and instead applies pressure to the horses tongue.

The Dutch Gag uses a lever action which raises the bit in the horse’s mouth and helps the rider to maintain control of the horse. Poll pressure is also applied when the reins are placed on the lower ring. The Dutch Gag 2 ring is lower in severity than the 3 ring gag as the 2 rings have a lower angle of leverage.

Two reins should be used with the Dutch Gag 2 Ring; One on the main snaffle ring of the bit and the other on the second lower ring. If only one rein is to be used when using the Korsteel Dutch Gag then roundings should be used to help maintain a better contact with the horse’s mouth.

The Korsteel Dutch Gag is made from stainless steel.

Available 5″ – 6″

£26

JP french baucher

JP Korsteel French Link Baucher

Korsteel French Link Baucher Bit is a great choice for horses who like a steadier bit contact or those who need something just a hair stronger than a regular snaffle. The Baucher bit, also known as the hanging cheek snaffle, has a large ring at the cheek and a smaller ring set above for attachment to the bridle. This longer cheeks allows a small amount of poll pressure to be applied when the bit is engaged. This bit can help to encourage your horse to lower his head and is useful with horses who have a higher headset. It is also a good bit for children who may need a bit more control than a traditional snaffle.

The French link mouthpiece has two joints allowing it to apply even pressure to the tongue, bars of the mouth and lips while avoiding any pressure on the roof of the mouth. It also does not have the nutcracker effect of a single jointed snaffle which can provide a great deal of bar pressure and pressure onto the roof of the mouth. This is a very popular mouthpiece accepted my most horses.

Available 41/2″ – 6″

£26

JP jointed baucher

JP Korsteel Jointed Baucher

This Korsteel Baucher Snaffle Bit is designed to give more poll pressure and control than a typical snaffle bit in order give the rider more leverage and to help in asking the horse to lower his head. Korsteel bits are proven performers and made of the highest quality materials.

Available 41/2″ – 6″

£20

JP jointed full cheek

JP Korsteel Jointed Full Cheek

JP Bits by Korsteel® provide ultimate communication between you and your horse. John Patterson (JP), world-renowned trainer and jockey developed the exclusive curved bar design to enhance performance by delivering utmost comfort for your horse. The Exclusive JP curved design: Reduces interference and delivers comfort. Reduces nutcracker effect and tongue pinching. Reduces direct pressure on the tongue. Helps to stop bit from hitting the roof of the mouth.The JP Korsteel Full Cheek Snaffle (otherwise known as a Fulmer) applies slight poll pressure when the rein aid is applied, and prevents the bit from being dragged through the mouth which makes it helpful when steering green horses. The jointed mouthpiece uses a nutcracker action and contact with the roof of the horses mouth.

Available 41/2″ – 6″

£26

JP french full cheek

JP Korsteel French link Full Cheek

The JP Korsteel Stainless Steel French Link Full Cheek Snaffle has a slightly curved mouthpiece, to allow a more comfortable position for the bit to sit in the horses mouth

The full cheek french link snaffle is a useful bit for green horses, as the full cheek prevents the bit from being able dragged through the horses mouth.

Full cheek french mouth snaffles conform to the shape of the horses mouth more naturally than a jointed bit, eliminating the nutcracker action

Full cheek bits are often used on young horses to aid steering, as the cheek gives a more positive action against the cheek when the rider asks for a turn.

Full cheek snaffles should be used with fulmer loops which secure the top of the bit to the cheekpieces to prevent the bit from rotating and leaving the cheeks pointing out which could pose a hazard. By securing the cheek, it also allows a very small amount of poll pressure to come into play, helping to encourage a lower outline.

Available 41/2″ – 6″

£27

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Shires Sweet Iron Lozenge Baucher

This hanging cheek bit is useful in allowing a small amount of poll pressure whilst still being a snaffle. The sweet iron and copper link aids salivation and acceptance.

Available 41/2″ – 6″

£23

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Shires Sweet Iron Loose Ring With Copper Roller

A sweet iron and copper combination which provides the horse with a warm and pleasant tasting bit. The Shires Sweet Iron Roller Snaffle Bit is popular with horses who need a pleasant tasting bit.

Available 41/2″ – 6″

£18

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Shires Sweet Iron Loose Ring With Copper Lozenge

The sweet iron and copper combination used in this training bit provides a warmth for the horse which encourages salivation and gives a pleasant taste.

Available 41/2″ – 6″

£16

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Shires Sweet Iron Tom Thumb

The sweet iron and copper combination in this bit help to promote salivation and encourage softening. The cheeks give this bit a lever action. The raised copper ribs can help to prevent the horse taking too much of a hold.

Available 41/2″ – 6″

£21

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Shires Sweet Iron 3 Ring Copper Lozenge Snaffle

Sweet iron encourages salivation and produces a pleasant taste in the horse’s mouth. The copper lozenge adds warmth. Raised copper ribs can help to prevent the horse taking too much of a hold. The 5″ and smaller sizes come with shorter cheeks to ensure the bit remains in proportion with the smaller head.

Available 41/2″ – 5 1/2″

£23

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Shires Sweet Iron 2 Ring Copper Lozenge Snaffle

Moving the rein between the main ring and bottom ring allows more control. Sweet iron and copper encourages the horse to be softer in the mouth. The 5″ and smaller sizes of this bit come with shorter cheeks to ensure the bit remains in proportion with the smaller head.

Available 41/2″ – 6″

£22

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Shires Sweet Iron Copper Lozenge Pelham

Pelham’s work on the poll, corners, bars, tongue and chin groove. This bit will assist with control. The jointed mouthpiece will lessen the nutcracker action. The copper and sweet iron will encourage the horse to be softer in the mouth. Raised copper ribs help to prevent the horse taking too much of a hold.

Available 41/2″ – 6″

£30

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Shires Mullen Mouth Pelham

This is a very mild bit as the pressure is distributed evenly through the mouth. Ideal for horses with small or soft mouths. Can be used with double reins or pelham roundings.

Available 41/2″ – 6″

£27

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Shires Port Mouth Pelham

The port in this pelham creates more space for the horse’s tongue. Can be used with double reins or pelham roundings.

Available 41/2″ – 6″

£28

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JP Korsteel Jointed Pelham

The Korsteel Joined Pelham offers the combined action of a curb and snaffle. The snaffle reins assists in ‘lifting’ the horse whilst the curb rein encourages flexion. It features a jointed mouthpiece with nutcracker 

Available 5″ – 5 1/2″ 

£30

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JP Korsteel French Link Pelham

French link mouthpiece relives the nutcracker action and prevents palate pressure. Ideally used with two reins, but one rein can be used if roundings are used.

Available 5″ – 5 1/2″ 

£30

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JP Korsteel Jointed Rugby Pelham

The Rugby Jointed Pelham is a single jointed bit with a nutcracker action that works on the tongue, the bars of the mouth and can have action on the horse’s palate. It offers the combined action of a snaffle and a curb and should be used with two reins.

Available 5″ – 5 1/2″ 

£33

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Shires Weymouth Set

Shires Port Weymouth Set. The Port Weymouth Set includes a Pelham with a port and a Loose Ring Bradoon. The Pelham has a straight bar mouthpiece that offers a more consistent action and acts on the tongue and the bars of the mouth; the port allows extra room for the tongue whilst retaining the straight bar action. The Weymouth Set includes a Loose Ring Bradoon with a single joint that allows more movement than a fixed cheek bit. The Port Weymouth Set is made from stainless steel. For use with a Double Bridle only.

Available 4 1/2″ – 6″ 

£36

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Shires Bevel Snaffle

The loose ring bevel allows a mild lever action with a snaffle mouth. The snaffle mouth applies pressure to the bars, squeezing the tongue. From a size 5″ upwards the ring size increases to keep the bit in proportion 

Available 4 ” – 6″ 

£17

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JP Korsteel Fulmer Jointed Snaffle

The Jointed Fulmer Snaffle from Korsteel has a single joint which produces a nutcracker action – this mainly applies pressure to the tongue, the bars of the mouth and the horse’s palate. The Fulmer bit is very similar to a full cheek snaffle, however the loose ring allows the horse to move the bit around more in their mouth. This can discourage leaning but encourage jaw relaxation and extra salivation.

The full cheeks on this bit help to improve steering, so it is ideally suited to younger horses and ponies, or horses who can use their head and shoulders to evade the rider’s aids.

This bit is dressage legal.

£22

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JP Korsteel French Link Dutch Gag

The Korsteel French Link Two Ring Dutch Gag is milder on the horse’s mouth than a single-jointed gag, due to the central link reducing the nutcracker action on the tongue and roof of the mouth.

The Korsteel French Link Two Ring Dutch Gag bit’s main action is on the horse’s poll, the roof of the mouth and on the bars of the mouth. The amount of poll pressure can be increased by attaching the rein to the bottom ring, therefore making the bit stronger and more severe. The Two Ring Dutch Gag can be used with one rein, two reins or with roundings. If a small amount of chin pressure is required, curb hooks can be attached to the top ring to use a curb chain, or a leather strap can be looped through the top rings and under the chin.

This bit is not dressage legal.

£21

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JP Korsteel Weymouth Loose Ring Bradoon

The Korsteel Weymouth Loose Ring Bradoon Snaffle is a single jointed bit. The single joint creates a nutcracker action within the mouth, so is considered to be more severe than the French link or lozenge. The loose ring is useful for horses who like some movement within the mouthpiece and the small ring is good for horses with small heads.

£14

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JP Korsteel Weymouth Eggbut bradoon

The Korsteel Weymouth Eggbutt Bradoon Snaffle has smaller rings and is thinner and lighter in weight than a regular or loose ring bit. They are designed to be used with a curb bit, such as a Weymouth, to make a double bridle set.

£20

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Shires Loose Ring French Link Bradoon

Shires French Link Bradoon. A traditional french link bit with a flat plate. Designed with small loose rings which makes it perfect for ponies/horses with small heads and for those that need extra movement in the bit.

£14

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JP Korsteel Eggbutt French Link Bradoon

French Link Eggbut  Bradoon. A traditional french link bit with a flat plate. Designed with small fixed rings which makes it perfect for ponies/horses with small heads and for those that need less movement in the bit.

£16