Neue Schule bits have been ergonomically designed using the latest technology to produce high performance superior bits for all disciplines and levels of riding. Neue Schule bits are made with Neue Schule Salox Gold which is a high copper alloy used for its high thermal conductivity and anti-tarnishing properties; Salox Gold quickly reaches body temperature and so encourages relaxation and acceptance of the bit. The Neue Schule Tranz Angled Lozenge Baucher features the Tranz Angled Lozenge which is set at a unique 20 o angle that activates more feel over the tongue. Read more… The lozenge contours to the thicker, less sensitive part of the horse's tongue allowing clear and defined aids to be given through the reins without abusing the tongue or interfering with the palate. The bit is slightly curved so it takes up less room between the tongue and the upper palate; the oval profile subtly depresses the horse's tongue and allows for a larger upper airway which enhances the horse's ability to breathe and swallow more easily. The Baucher is ideal for horses that hollow and poke their nose as it applies mild poll pressure in order to encourage the horse down into a rounder more relaxed outline. The action of the Baucher causes the bit to lift in the horse's mouth which takes the pressure off the bars and tongue. The 16mm mouthpiece is an ideal comfortable thickness for younger horses.