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Herm Sprenger KK Ultra Aurigan Loose Ring - 16mm

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Why We Love This

The Herm Sprenger KK Ultra Aurigan Loose Ring provides an incomparable precise contact between rider and horse. KK Ultra Bits were developed after extensive research at the Veterinary University in Hanover, Germany. The results revealed some new findings: the interior volume of the mouth is less than previously thought and the palate is smaller and flatter. Therefore, the space left for a bit is quite limited. KK Ultra bits take advantage of the research and of the exceptional sensitivity of the tongue by shortening the link and turning it 45 degrees. These two changes caused the link to rest fully on the tongue without squeezing or pinching it. With the link resting fully on the tongue the sense of touch is utilized and clear instructions can be passed through the reins.

Favorite Features

  • Adapted to the anatomy of the horse’s mouth for clearer communication
  • Limited pressure put on the palate
  • Made from Aurigan which has high oxidation properties and provides a pleasant taste to encourage chewing activity and easy acceptance of the bit
  • 85% copper, 4% silicon and 11% zinc

Sizing It Up

  • 70mm stainless steel rings. 16mm thickness

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    Herm Sprenger KK Ultra Aurigan Loose Ring - 16mm is rated 4.9333 out of 5 by 30.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My horse loves it! My horse seems very comfortable in this bit, worth the money!
    Date published: 2014-11-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I only use Herm Sprenger KK bits Great like all of the KK bits. My horse loves the taste
    Date published: 2014-09-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Gold Standard A bit spendy but the gold standard of dressage training bits. If you take care of it and your horse doesn't fuss (i.e. chew on it) it will last forever. I still have an older version of this bit that is almost 15 years old and still perfect. My young Hanoverian gelding was started with a Myler and recently transitioned to this one and is doing very well with it.
    Date published: 2014-07-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bit My new horse was trained with this bit and he absolutely loves it. He goes very well with it and I would not change a thing.
    Date published: 2014-06-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the KK Ultra bits This is the 4th Sprenger bit I've bought- they're spendy but I've been happy with them for all my horses, so the new boy gets one too. I like the ergonomic center link for gentle, clear, pain-free communication.
    Date published: 2014-05-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Expensive, but completely worth it! I bought this bit about 8 months ago, and I love it! I ride a horse that is not willing to connect to the bit, but he loves his loose ring now! You definitely need to clean them with the HS metal cleaner, though. Overall, this is a great product!!
    Date published: 2014-02-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Expensive, But Worth It These bits last forever if you take care of them, and the comfort of the horse is so, so important. The way these bits are designed makes them worth the price!
    Date published: 2013-10-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Bit These are the best, I have used this bit on many horses and it works wonderfully on pretty much all of them unless they simply don't like loose ring bits.While it costs a pretty penny it is worth it, my horse liked to ignore me at times when using other bits the same diameter, and was also loose ring. But with this one he doesn't ignore me and takes it into his mouth without issue.
    Date published: 2013-03-23
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