We have responded to overwhelming rider demand by combining the Verbindend mouthpiece with Universal cheeks to give you the NS Verbindend Universal. This brilliant versatile all-rounder offers control and extra lift from the shoulder without discomfort or severity as the mouthpiece is uniquely contoured to create a channel for the tongue, allowing your horse to soften and relax through the jaw. Our Universal cheeks are a very popular rider choice for faster work as they offer extra control and enhanced turning. There are 4 rein options, including using the Curb Strap and Pelham Roundings. This means the NS Verbindend Universal is also highly recommended for flat work/ training in order to lighten the forehand, thus developing throughness and establishing self carriage.
Size: 16mm (Thickness). 127, 133, 140mm (Length)
measure a bit:
A bit should fit your horse’s mouth so that the mouthpiece extends approximately 1/4 inch (0.6 cm) beyond the horse’s lips on either side, but not so tight that the horse might be pinched by any movable cheek pieces. You also don’t want a great length of bit hanging out of the horse’s mouth. The different parts of the mouthpieces on bits are made to sit on specific areas of the mouth. So for the bit to be effective, the bit needs to contact those areas properly. You also don’t want the bit pulling through the horse’s mouth when you pull on a rein. Measure an old bit you know already fits. Use a tape measure to measure from the inside of each cheek piece or ring .Use a piece of string about 12” (30cm) long. Tie a knot about 2 inches (5cm) in. Put it through your horse’s mouth, with the knot against the lips on one side. Mark the opposite side with a marker or little piece of tape