Sprenger has launched a brand new bit range – the novocontact.

The German bit manufacturer's latest invention showcases a unique oval shape design which widens the contact area of the mouthpiece on the horse's tongue, without putting pressure on the palate.

When the rider keeps a steady contact, the flat part of the mouthpiece lies sensitively on the horse's tongue. As the rider gives a rein aid the mouthpiece turns forward meaning the contact surface gets narrower, ensuring a more precise and effective communication. When giving the reins, the mouthpiece turns back to its soft and smooth position with the flat part lying delicately on the tongue.

Tests have shown that the single jointed novocontact bits are highly recommended for horses that do not take the contact confidently or have sensitive mouths. The double jointed novocontact bits are also ideal to use on horses that occasionally tend to pull against the hand, but are too sensitive to be ridden with stronger bits.

Novocontact bits are based on the latest scientific research. They are available as loose ring snaffles, eggbuts or Pelhams in single and double jointed versions, with RRPs from £95.

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