Neue Schule Starter Loose Ring Bit
Neue Scule Starter Loose ring bit will help to 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.
The Science of Neue Scule Bits
Metals are the first choice for modern horse bits. They have the basic strength to meet the demands of a powerful sport and recreation such as riding and can be formed into an infinite range of precisely defined shapes.
But other than these basic requirements what other properties would the perfect metal possess?
The Neue Schule answer to this question is based on a simple philosophy – that which is good for the horse is all that matters – the rest will follow.
The mouth is warm and soft and needs to remain as calm and still as possible to listen for the rider’s aids. So, after ensuring that basic engineering strength and toughness is satisfied, the metal should then also be :
3. Of low bioactivity (low in biological odour and taste triggers that could distract the horse from the rider’s aids)
Let’s take these three requirements from the pure science perspective: