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Herm Sprenger WH Ultra Soft Aurigan Loose Ring

Herm Sprenger
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The Herm Sprenger WH Ultra was developed with Lisa Wilcox and Ernst Hoyos together with Sprenger. The WH Ultra is a double-jointed bit that features a unique roller in the center section. This unique roller provides a gentle stimulation to the tongue, which encourages the horse to chew, prompting salivation and allowing acceptance of the bit and therefore relaxation of the jaw. 

The Herm Sprenger WH Ultra Soft is a variation on the Ultra bits, the center section is made with a soft but tough rubber cover. This bit helps to introduce a horse more easily to the bit. The aids given with the reins are carefully directed to the horse's tongue resulting in prompt chewing which brings about a relaxed and content horse. This bit has also been shown to be helpful for horses that grind their teeth while bridled. 

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 WH Ultra Soft Aurigan Loose Ring is offered in mouth sizes 4 3/4", 5 1/8" or 5 1/2". 70mm stainless steel rings. 16mm thickness.

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    Herm Sprenger WH Ultra Soft Aurigan Loose Ring is rated 4.75 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My mare loves it. I bought this bit for my 5y WB mare to try and match a bit my trainer was using. The trainer's bit was 20mm (fatter) and all parts were a heavy stainless steel, but otherwise it was the same.My horse loved it even more than the one I was trying to replace. She's softer in the jaw and develops foam at the corners of her mouth within 2 minutes of picking up the contact. I find she's more likely to chew in the right places; her acceptance overall is great. I have tried her in a plain 16 mm D-ring snaffle and a 20mm hollow-mouth loose ring snaffle, and while she's not awful in those bits, there was a rigidity in her jaw that just melted away in the Herm Sprenger.I was worried about the durability of the rubber piece in the center (actually feels more like a firm plastic which is soft enough to squish slightly when it comes out of the horse's mouth), but so far there are no scratches or dings and I've ridden in it about 60 times.
    Date published: 2014-01-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sprenger with roller Love this bit, miss the old style of "roller" however.
    Date published: 2012-03-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice bit but pricey Really well made, nice weight. My "old pro" gelding really loves this bit and respects it even though he is used to being ridden in something stronger. But I had originally bought this bit for a colt I started thinking it would be nice for his soft mouth but its still too much bit so I'm going to try the "Turnado" next.Bottom Line: Expensive but really well made, which is hard to find these days.
    Date published: 2013-12-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for the young ones I bought this bit for my four year old Zweibrucker who was being ridden in this bit. After riding her in both this bit and the regular KK, there is quite a difference. The soft rubber center gives her something to play with, softens the contact so she doesn't get fussy, and softly pushes on her tounge without pulling on the rest of her mouth.
    Date published: 2014-01-23
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