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Herm Sprenger KK Ultra Aurigan Loose Ring - 18mm

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The Herm Sprenger KK Ultra Aurigan Loose Ring is part of a family of genuine patented Aurigan bits that 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. This feature, combined with the superior comfort of the KK Ultra mouthpiece will make this your horse's new favorite bit!

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Favorite Features

  • 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 (85% copper, 4% silicon and 11% zinc)
Key Specifications
  • Material: Aurigan
  • Mouthpiece Style: Snaffle
  • Cheek Style: Loose ring
  • Ring Size/Shank Length: 70mm
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Available in 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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Specifications

Material Aurigan
Mouthpiece Style Snaffle
Cheek Style Loose ring
Ring Size/Shank Length 70mm
Thickness 18mm
Customizable No
Special Features Ergonomically formed mouthpiece with a center link that is rotated 45° to rest smoothly on the tongue
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    Herm Sprenger KK Ultra Aurigan Loose Ring - 18mm is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 23.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality I am very pleased with this bit. I would highly recommend it.
    Date published: 2018-09-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thank goodness it fits! I bought this bit about a month ago, needing a 4.75" mouthpiece and wanting an oval link instead of standard French link. I didn't want to spend quite so much in case my gelding didn't care for the way the bit felt. I worried needlessly! It's a great fit, even though he has a low pallet. He happily takes this bit when I bridle him - no fingers in his mouth necessary. Once bridled, he happily licks his lips and "chews" at this bit. While being worked, his jaw stays soft and mouth stays soft and light. I'm so grateful that Herm Sprenger makes this in a small enough width!
    Date published: 2018-07-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent soft bit This is an excellent soft bit for training. It was recommended by our trainer as we work with our new horse. It creates fabulous slobber and acceptance from our mare.
    Date published: 2017-01-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gentle but effective I had borrowed my trainers KK Ultra for about two months to make sure this was the bit for my new pony. We couldn't find any other bit that he liked. He has a tendency to get behind the bit if too strong of a bit. The KK Ultra is a great bit and I would recommend for a horse that is sensitive with a soft mouth. No pinching and cleans easily.
    Date published: 2015-11-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well designed bit. I bought this bit on the recommendation of my instructor. My mare had not really ever had a quiet mouth, and lately had become more argumentative and evasive during schooling rides. Since I began using this bit she is more willing to bridle and quieter in the mouth. It is a kind bit; I ran it across my kneecap and it ran across it smoothly, unlike any other bits with a bead.
    Date published: 2015-05-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from worth every penny ! I bought this bit for my ottb because he made a BIG drama every time I was putting the bridle on and then he used to hang his tongue and open his mouth while riding, his teeth were fine, and I tried all kind of rubber bits, Hackamore etc. This bit was the solution to all of our problems ! no more drama ! he feels happy with his KK Aurigan bit !
    Date published: 2014-10-27
    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: 2013-12-22
    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: 2013-04-08
    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: 2012-10-16
    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: 2012-09-25
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