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 Beval 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 Beval has a mild lever action and is ideal for horse's or ponies that poke their nose as it applies simultaneous poll pressure and upwards action of the bit within the mouth. Also useful for downward transitions.