Order within and have it by * in (edit)
Ship speed applies to in stock items, pending location. Does not include personalized items like engraving, embroidery, SmartPaks, or PortionPaks. Complete details on our Shipping Policies page.
SmartPaks help you take great care of your horse, so we take great care of you with SmartPerks! When you order your horse's supplements in SmartPaks, you're automatically* eligible for our FREE SmartPerks benefits, including:
  • Free ground shipping on what you want, when you want it
  • 10% off all Smartpak brand tack, apparel, and gear
  • A free Team SmartPak calendar, exclusive email offers and discounts, and more!
Learn more about SmartPerks
*At least one horse's individual SmartPaks must be over $40. Some exclusions apply.
Visit SmartPak.com/SmartPerks or call 1-800-461-8898 for details.
As a SmartPaks Subscriber, you can get free ground shipping all day, every day on just about everything we sell at SmartPak, thanks to your SmartPerks. The few add-on items we have can be shipped free by synching them with your horse's SmartPaks, shipping on a Barn Saver Shipping day, or by having a group of add-on items that total over $75.

Have a question?
Call 1-800-461-8898 or email CustomerCare@SmartPak.com anytime!
Product Image
 Rollover image to magnify

Review Snapshot

Herm Sprenger KK Ultra Aurigan Pelham

Herm Sprenger
- Item #17101
Free Shipping Thanks To
This item may be eligible for SmartPerks FREE GROUND SHIPPING.
(Find out how)

Order within and
have it by
Shipping to
Est. arrival times vary, with some
as soon as
Shipping to
Order within and
have it by
Shipping to
Add these items to your cart to get
your estimated arrival date.
Shipping to
Sign in to choose an existing horse
We're bringing you this product at the lowest price allowed by the manufacturer so you won't find it cheaper anywhere else. This also means we can't apply any further discounts or promotions.

As riders and online shoppers, we know it can be tough to buy a new bridle or pair of boots without trying them on. That's why we moved the fitting room to your living room (or barn)! From breeches to blankets, if you or your horse can try it on, you can return it, free! Just use the pre-paid return label included in your order within 60 days from the purchase date. And of course, please make sure the item is in like-new condition with original packaging (we said 'fitting room', not 'war room'!).

Why We Love This

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. 

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
  • 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

Made in Germany

Sizing It Up

The Herm Sprenger KK Ultra Aurigan Pelham is offered in mouth sizes 4 3/4", 5 1/8" or 5 1/2". 18mm thickness. 5" Aurigan cheeks.  


Customers Also Shopped For
The Herm Sprenger Short Shank Hackamore isstainless steeland ...
The Herm Sprenger Short Shank Hackamore isstainless steeland is complete with a padded leather noseband and adjustable leather curb strap. Favorite Features The cheek is relatively short, reducing the nose pressure. This 'bit' should sit halfway between where a caveson ...
A favorite with top trainers, Happy Mouth bits ...
A favorite with top trainers, Happy Mouth bits are covered with aSoft, flexible, yet extremely durable, apple-scented plastic which encourages acceptance andSoftness. The Happy Mouth Jointed Pelham is made with a stainless steel core and cheeks. 4 1/2", 5", 5 ...
TheHerm Sprenger Flex Control Loose Ring is a ...
TheHerm Sprenger Flex Control Loose Ring is a single-jointed bit designed toProtect themouth of your sensitive horse while stillgiving you the feel and control you need asa rider.Favorite Features Soft, flexible rubber covers the metal joint toProtect tender spots in ...
Every Lorenzini bit is unique. It is the ...
Every Lorenzini bit is unique. It is the result of a treatment that makes it an original and unrepeatable element.Small differences enhance the handmade production- Smooth to the touch and in the horses mouth, the lightweight metal always has a ...
Herm Sprenger Diamond Paste cleans, maintains and lends ...
Herm Sprenger Diamond Paste cleans, maintains and lends protection in one single application. Cleans and glosses items made of stainless steel, chrome, copper, brass, Argentan (German Silver) and Aurigan (German Gold). Diamond Paste is odorless, non-toxic, non-acid and a special ...
The Stubben Loose Ring Snaffle- Copper Mouth is ...
The Stubben Loose Ring Snaffle- Copper Mouth is a double broken loose ring that is suitable for all disciplines and all levels. It is equally functional for beginners and experienced riders. The Sweet Copper metal offers the advantage of combining ...
TheHerm Sprenger Dynamic RS Sensogan Single Jointed Loose ...
TheHerm Sprenger Dynamic RS Sensogan Single Jointed Loose Ring has anergonomically formed mouthpiece thatallows a rapid and balanced effect on the tongue. In comparison to conventional single jointed bits the Dynamic RS mouthpieces give even pressure on the entire tongue ...
out of 5
Tell us what you think!

SmartPak customers are some of the most conscientious animal owners around. We encourage you to share your experience with the products we sell to help fellow customers to make informed choices for their animals. We do not edit these reviews in any way - they are direct customer-to-customer communication. We do monitor reviews for positive and negative feedback, and use this feedback to improve our selection as well as sharing feedback with product manufacturers to help them improve their products. Please note that we recommend consulting your vet with serious health issues.

  • Review 0
  • Votes 0
  • Discipline:
  • Expertise:
  • Product
  • Competitor:


Herm Sprenger KK Ultra Aurigan Pelham is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great quality I have to order a smaller size, it seems to run large. It's a well made beautiful bit.
Date published: 2016-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite Bit Before transitioning my dressage horses from regular snaffles bridles to the full double bridle with two bits, I like to use this bit. The mouthpiece is the same as the snaffle bits I use. Keeping with something familiar, I am only adding a chain, which sounds and feels different. And then I add the second rein and educate the horse about that as well.Transitioning to the full double bridle is made easier for the horse by using this bit. It is also a great bit to help educate the aspiring dressage horse who has been ridden on stronger bits and needs to be educated to work in a USEF legal snaffle bit. Of course, for horses not competing in dressage, this is also a fabulous bit which has a relatively polite mouthpiece with the added leverage from the curb rein.While one of the most expensive bits I've ever purchased, the education it provided to several horses makes it the most highly valued bit in my collection. I have recommended it many times to friends, clients, and other trainers and have seen it help many horse and riders.
Date published: 2014-12-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from well constructed bit but overpriced... Ordered this for my very strong tb jumper as a softer alternative to school him in so he doesn't get dull to his show bit (a sweet iron slow twist pelham). The bit is well made heavy and obviously excellent quality just like all herm sprenger bits. However, I feel the price is too high even for a herm sprenger. I found that my cheap rubber pelham worked just as well and was 1/10 the price so I ended up returning the sprenger. Also if you are concerned about looks at all this bit even the shank is very bright gold and flashy (atleast when new) so I would not recomend for more conservative disciplines or delicate headed horses.
Date published: 2013-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bit I have ever used This is a fabulas bit. I had to do some saving to afford it but this is bar none the best bit I have ever used My horse is a stinker about taking the bridle. This bit has changed all that she accepts it willingly and never fusses with it when we are riding. It lays perfectly in her mouth and she rounds and moves out on it with very minimal contact from me. She loves it and so do I. Please make some available in western style!
Date published: 2013-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous bit I love this bit! My horse needs the control of a pelham, but has a rather sensitive pallate so with this bit I have the control I need and it lies smoothly in his mouth. I have found that with the KK mouthpiece I need the curb rein less and less as he is more willing to come on to the bit.
Date published: 2010-07-04
  • 2016-07-29T11:04CST
  • bvseo_cps, prod_bvrr, vn_cps_3.3.0
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_5
  • loc_en_US, sid_7101, PRD, sort_mostRecent
  • clientName_SmartPak
Healthy Horses  ❤  Happy Riders