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Herm Sprenger KK Ultra Aurigan Loose Ring - 18mm

Herm Sprenger
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Herm Sprenger KK Ultra bits are adapted to the anatomy of the horse's mouth.
• no pressure put on the palate
• clear instructions given as the tongue's sense of touch is utilized
• made from the approved metal for horses, Aurigan

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 was less than previously thought and the palate was smaller and flatter. Therefore, the space left for a bit is quite limited. KK Ultra bits take advantage the research and of the exceptional sensitivity of the tongue by shortening the link and turning the link 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.

Genuine patented Aurigan bits are manufactured only by Herm Sprenger. Aurigan is a perfect mixture of materials (85% copper, 4% silicon and 11% zinc). Aurigan has high oxidation properties and provides a pleasant taste to encourage chewing activity and easy acceptance of the bit.

The Herm Sprenger KK Ultra Aurigan Loose Ring is offered in mouth sizes 4 1/4", 4 3/4", 5 1/8", 5 1/2", 6". 70mm rings (4 1/4" has 55mm rings).  18mm thickness.

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    Herm Sprenger KK Ultra Aurigan Loose Ring - 18mm is rated 4.9333 out of 5 by 15.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good bit I like this bit, however, it is way overpriced. A bit of same quality but different metal can be purchased for half the price. This is a nice gentle bit, but I haven't really noticed any difference in my horse. Also, green stuff has recently appeared on the metal, which hasn't affected the usage but makes it look like it is always dirty. I have successfully removed it for one day by soaking it in apple cider vinegar (diluted- 3 cups of water and half a cup of vinegar) for one hour. 
    Date published: 2014-01-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Herm Sprenger KK Loose ring bit I have always preferred this brand of bits. It really encourages a soft chew and acceptance. My young horse is very soft and relaxed in the bridle. I feel it is because of this bit. I highly recommend anyone starting a young horse or, if you have a horse that is fussy in the bridle, to try one the loose ring Aurigan bits! On this particular horse, I have used this bit for only a few months but have used one like it for years on my older horses. They are pricey but well worth it.
    Date published: 2013-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Bit This is my second KK Ultra and it is a 'must have' for working with lower level dressage horses.
    Date published: 2012-10-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Choice This is my second KK Ultra bit and I couldn't be happier with the purchase. Both my dressage horses have better acceptance of the bit and work better in the KK Ultra. My dressage instructor only recommends HS bits.
    Date published: 2012-09-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Horse Loves This Bit! The reviews are correct; my young horse loves this bit! He accepts it well and and is moving forward beautifully! Yes it seems expensive but in this case you are getting what you pay for!
    Date published: 2012-07-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from best thing since sliced bread This bit is so wonderful. The same day I put it in my horses mouth, I had results. He is rather tense in his back and sometimes tense in his neck, but I used this and he was swinging, stretching, and totally responsive to me. It was a dream!!!
    Date published: 2012-12-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is one of the only bits my trainer recommends.
    Date published: 2012-03-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from
    Date published: 2012-02-18
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