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Metlar – Neue Schule Bits
Neue Schule Bits Endorsed by Todd Minikus
Riverhead, NY (September 5, 2013) – Communication is everything between a horse and rider. Just ask America’s 2001 Horseman of the Year, Todd Minikus, who credits his horses and team with helping him forge an impressive career highlighted by more than 75 Grand Prix wins, five FEI World Cup Show Jumping Finals, and six U.S. Nations Cup teams. Currently, the Loxahatchee, Florida horseman’s equines include Quality Girl, his winning partner in the July 4 $30,000 Open Jumper Classic at the I Love New York Horse Show and the clear communication he needs to negotiate the challenging courses, he finds with Neue Schule Bits.
“My overall impression of Neue Schule bits is that they are well-crafted, with construction of the horse’s mouth in mind, and made from high quality, lightweight material that is both durable and comfortable for the horse,” said Minikus, who has recently been named a U.S. and Canadian Ambassador for Neue Schule, endorsing the ergonomically-designed bits available through North American distributor, Mette Larsen, of Metlar Saddlery, in Riverhead at the ‘fork’ of New York’s Long Island.
“My favorite bit is the loose ring because it works well for daily schooling,” he cited specifically. “The lightweight construction and the way Neue Schule bits fit nicely and smoothly in the mouth have helped improve communication between me and my horses.”
Neue Schule offers several loose ring snaffle bit choices including the NS Tranz Angled Snaffle whose ‘lozenge’ rolls to the tongue’s sweet spot to reward a horse for taking contact; NS Team Up Snaffle with an ergonomically curved design to gently distribute pressure and align with the palate, and the dressage-approved Verbindend for extra lift that helps minimizes tongue evasion.
“We have been rooting for Todd all summer,” said Larsen, “as he has been laying down great rides – and wins – with Quality Girl and Udonnay Z. Great communication starts with good schooling… and Neue Schule.”
Metlar Premium Performance Saddlery specializes in superior quality equipment and prestigious accessories inspired by the equestrian lifestyle, with a focus on progressive and creative innovation, comfort and high standard. Learn more about Metlar – Neue Schule Bits at www.metlar-us.com or call, 631-252-5574.
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Photo: Mette Larsen of Metlar Premium Performance Saddlery and Todd Minikus. (Photo courtesy of JRPR—no photo credit necessary)