WH-ULTRA 16mm Thickness, available in sizes 4 1/4″ – 6″ sizes, in the snaffle.
SENSOGAN® is a new bit material developed by SPRENGER and is the result of two years of research and development aiming to improve on the AURIGAN material which has made SPRENGER bits so popular with so many professional and amateur riders.
SENSOGAN® has improved properties but also a new appearance. The white-gold colour gives the bit a discreet and elegant look and due to the improved material mix, SENSOGAN® does not tarnish easily as the chewing activity of the horse is optimally supported. The bit will stay true to its white gold colour for much longer and can also be polished to a high shine at any point in its lifetime. The new SENSOGAN® range is identified by its unique stamped black ring on the cheeks of the mouthpieces.
The special challenge in developing SENSOGAN® was to maintain the positive features of Aurigan yet to intensify them, giving an even more delicate and sophisticated connection to the horse. In the twenty or so years that Aurigan has been available, many companies have copied its colour but never its properties. Sprenger knew the time was right to launch their new optimal bitting collection with an unmatched look anywhere else in the market.
It is the distinctive composition of Copper, Manganese and Zinc that makes SENSOGAN® so special. The reduced copper content combined with the manganese results in a more regulated process of oxidation. Tests with the veterinary college of Hannover and the German Riding School in Warendorf showed without doubt this combination of metals has a positive influence on the horses satisfaction, motivation and willingness to perform.
Manganese is known to assist with building up connective tissue as well as for muscle and energy metabolism, it is also known to reduce histamine and can help prevent skin reactions. The feed industry has recently recognised manganese as an important feed additive for competition horses.
Available in a wide range of the popular bit styles and sizes from Sprenger including the KK Ultra, Dynamic RS, WH Ultra and Turnado ranges, plus many other individual weymouths, bradoons and jumping and training bits. Different bit rings can also be ordered to match stainless steel or bronze coloured bridle work.
The WH-ULTRA developed by Lisa Wilcox and Ernst Hoyos together with Sprenger is a double-jointed bit which is angled forward by 45 degrees, that features a unique roller in the centre section.
The unique roller provides a gentle stimulation to the tongue, which encourages the horse to chew prompting salivation, allowing the acceptance of the bit therefore relaxation of the jaw. It has been Lisas and Ernsts experience that through gentle stimulation the horses learn more quickly to accept the bit softening their entire topline enabling to perform the movements with more relaxation, thoroughness and more harmony.