Herm Sprenger WH-Ultra D-Ring Snaffle
This Aurigan Bit with unique roller in the center section takes advantage of the exceptional sensitivity of the tongue!
The WH ULTRA developed by Lisa Wilcox and Ernst Hoyos together with Sprenger is a double-jointed bit that features a unique roller in the center section.
Lisa Wilcox states:
"This unique roller provides a gentle stimulation to the tongue, which encourages the horse to chew, prompting salivation, allowing the acceptance of the bit therefore the relaxation of the jaw. It has been Ernst and my experience that through this gentle stimulation our horses learn more quickly to accept the bit softening their entire top-line enabling us to perform the movements with more relaxation, throughness and ultimately more harmony."
If the human tongue finds a little hole in a tooth it gives the impression that there is huge gap – horses are no different. While eating, a horse can even filter out small stones from food.
Did you know that because the tongue is so extremely sensitive it multiplies perceptions in this area dramatically?" KK-Conrad-ULTRA Bits come in AURIGAN – Sprenger's patented alloy, which encourages salivation. There is a full range of sizes and choice of AURIGAN or Stainless Steel rings.
|Color: Two Tone |
|Ring Diameter: 75 mm |
- How have Sprenger been able to stimulate the sense of touch to obtain the desired effect?
- As the palate is narrower than originally assumed the lozenge in the centre was shortened (this results in no pressure being put on the palate).
- The angle of the link was twisted by 45°. This ensures that, when a contact is taken up via the reins, the rounded link rests fully on the tongue without squeezing it.
- In short, the sense of touch in the tongue is utilised and not abused, enabling clear instructions to be given through the reins.