Horse Bit hire

Bitting consultation and hire

We provide a specialist bitting advice service and also have horse bits for both sale and hire. We can help you choose the correct bit for your horse if you need a snaffle, a double, a Pelham or another particular bit. We will help give you the best choice for your horse.

You can either have a consultation over the phone and then try the buy through the hire system or if you know what they want please contact us to buy one directly. We are also able to provide a consultation in person in the yard with your horse.

Bit hire

Our bit hire service gives you the option to try the bit and see how you get on, safe in the knowledge that if it isn’t quite right, you can send it back and you haven’t had to add yet another bit to your collection of unsuitable bits. However, most customers do find that with some bitting advice, we normally get it right first time.

Hire costs

Simply return your horse bit within these timescales and get a full refund minus:

1 week – £9.99
2 weeks – £15
A month – £25

Neue Schule Engineering

Neue Schule designer bits promote the comfort and consequent performance of the horse. The variance in mouth conformation between breeds has been studied in detail. The various designs accommodate, for instance, large tongues, fleshy lips, thin angular bars or general oversensitivity.

CAD enables us to create a precision tool that, in the right hands, subtly utilizes the specific pressure points necessary to promote a particular way of going or eradicate an unwanted bitting evasion owing to discomfort. Even when the hands aren’t perfect the attention we pay to mouth conformation in the design softens the impact and helps develop the rider/horse relationship.Without CAD technology and modern manufacturing techniques we could not have achieved the degree of precision necessary to achieve these advances.

Available Bits

These are just a few of the most popular horse bits that we provide. For a full list including pricing, please find these documents by clicking the relevant button.

Pelham

Tranz Angled Lozenge Pelham

An innovative lightweight, elegant cheek design very popular in the show ring incorporating the NS Tranz mouthpiece. This Pelham is designed to be comfortable promoting a rounder outline whilst also encouraging more freedom through the shoulder. Often sourced for control and self-carriage, this Pelham usually gives more feel and response as opposed to a standard solid mouthpiece that often results in fixing and blocking, culminating in a ‘wooden’ feel.

Waterford Pelham

Do you need extra lift and control? This design is often sourced for more control during faster work. It is also extremely popular in the show ring especially with the cresty necked show cobs. It almost invariably gives the desired control, encourages freedom through the shoulder and assists in softening the neck promoting outline, flexion and bend. Incorporates our neater, elegant cheek design. As the Waterford is flexible and bends in every direction it usually suits all types of mouth conformation, including big, fat tongues. This slimmer, innovative Waterford mouthpiece features our ergonomic LipSMART shelf which usually eradicates the previously common problem of rubs.

Slimma Show Pelham

Do you want to create the illusion of a double bridle but without using two mouthpieces? The NS Loose Ring Pelham is an innovative, lightweight, elegant cheek design that creates the illusion of doubles whilst using only one mouthpiece. The snaffle ring is both positioned and engineered to turn freely, allowing the rider to differentiate to a greater degree between the snaffle and curb reins. The loose ring is advantageous for horses that are wooden, lean or tend to over bend in the traditional Pelham. Often referred to as the Show Pelham as it is very popular for showing classes.

Weymouth

Thoroughbred Weymouth

Does your horse suffer from bar sensitivity? This mouthpiece traces out a subtle convex arc angled forwards at 45° to the cheek shanks resulting in gentle even pressure over the tongue and a reduction in bar pressure. Promoting comfort for breeds such as Thoroughbreds and Arabs who usually possess thinner skinned, more sensitive, angular bars. If a horse is not taking the contact forwards, a thicker bridoon may be employed in order to encourage the horse to stretch into the contact lengthening the neck.

Starter Weymouth

Recommended as your horse’s introduction to the Weymouth (relaxed acceptance). Also extremely beneficial for the sensitive mouth. A mild ergonomically designed Weymouth that sits well back in the mouth over a thicker, less sensitive area of the tongue. It is highly recommended as your horse’s first Weymouth as it promotes relaxed acceptance, encouraging the horse to lengthen the neck, stretching into a soft, consistent contact.

Pacifier Weymouth

Revolutionary unique concept in Weymouth design – the first of its kind! This design is often beneficial for the “short smile” (small distance from the corner of the lip to the muzzle), the sensitive busy mouth or tongue evasions or horse’s that experience difficulty in breathing and swallowing when in an advanced outline. The NS Pacifier depresses the whole of the tongue, much further back, creating a larger airway enhancing the horse’s ability to breathe and swallow. An indication of a restricted airway may be a tense horse that is over salivating or even making a gurgling sound. Also beneficial if tongue evasions are habitual as there is a lot less room for the horse to successfully draw the tongue back, push down on the mouthpiece or get it over the top.

Fixed Cheek

Tranz Angled Lozenge Eggbutt

If your horse is tentative into the contact (inconsistent), the NS Tranz Eggbutt offers the stability within the mouth needed to boost the horse’s confidence encouraging it to seek the bit, taking the rein forwards. Very beneficial for short tense necks and excellent for directional control. Unlike traditional Eggbutt designs, combining this NS cheek and NS Tranz mouthpiece, feel and response is not lost and the horse is far less likely to lean and fix against the hand.

Tranz Angled Lozenge 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.

Tranz Angled Lozenge D-Ring

The NS Tranz D-Ring is excellent for directional control and exceptionally good for tight turns during faster work as the mouthpiece should not slide across the mouth. It is also safer for young horses as it should not pull through the mouth in a panic situation. The NS Tranz D-Ring is beneficial for children or novice riders who may not be sufficiently experienced in supporting their inside rein. Good for dressage as it gives the rider greater shoulder control on a circle and helps set up the bend when changing the rein or with lateral work. The stability the NS Tranz D-Ring offers is often useful for horses that are overactive in the mouth in a loose ring design.

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Demi-Anky Universal

Offers control without discomfort or severity. Although single jointed, the NS Demi-Anky is ergonomically designed to eradicate the nutcracker action and consequent evasions that the traditional straight-armed single jointed snaffle often causes. 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.

Tranz Angled Lozenge Beval

The NS Tranz Beval is often sourced for horses or ponies that are strung out or poke their nose. Especially useful for the child or novice rider who does not possess either the technique or strength in the leg to achieve and maintain a correct round outline. Also helps with turning and downwards transitions. Popular in the show ring.

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.

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Demi-Anky

Although single jointed, this bit is ergonomically designed to eradicate the ‘nutcracker’ action and consequent problems that the traditional straight-armed single jointed snaffle often causes. The cleverly curved mouthpiece prevents it from moving too far forwards in the mouth reducing pressure on the thinner more sensitive part of the tongue. It sweeps slightly away from the corner of the lip to lessen any chance of rubbing and the curvature down towards the bars achieves a gentle more even weight bearing surface. This design is very beneficial for horses that back off or only offer an intermittent contact or for the very rare occasion when a horse does not find a lozenge comfortable.

Starter

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.

Team Up

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.

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.

Turtle Tactio

Specifically engineered to accommodate the larger or sensitive tongue. Often negates the need to shut the mouth.

FlexT Loose Ring – This bold TongueSMART™ design focuses rein pressure to the central part of the tongue whilst 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 whose effective thickness in the region of the interdental space is the smallest in the Neue Schule range. To reward horses that want to work with you.

Turtle Top

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.

These are just a few of the most popular horse bits that we provide. For a full list including pricing, please find these documents by clicking the relevant button.

About Neue Schule Bits

There’s something different about Neue Schule design and engineering. We’ve talked to you, looked at what has gone before, thought about your horse and your ambitions and built our reputation on keeping you and your horse happy to work together and to have fun.

The company Founder, Heather Hyde, started one of the first horse bit rental companies in the UK in the late 1990s after seeing first hand how difficult it was to find bitting solutions to problems you were having. Seeing that the traditional and highly regarded Lorinery industry was in decline in the UK, Heather set about filling the gap in the horse bit market with well considered bit designs. Involving the adaptation or overhaul of traditional designs, Heather fine-tuned her design strategy, guided by the thoughts and needs of riders and their horses as they entered the 21st century.

This ‘new school’ of thinking (“Neue Schule”) is embodied in the refined designs, more accomodating profiles and cutting edge materials to be found in our products. Paradoxically, going forwards like this in bit design may help us rekindle the ancient art of classical equitation first documented by the Greeks. Whether out on a leisurely hack or in the heat of international competition everything we do for bitting may lead us back to a more considered approach to the horse.

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