A milestone for horse and rider
SENSOGAN® – the new bit material developed by Sprenger – is the result of additional development and consequently the improvement of our original material, Aurigan. We have built on the success and positive features of Aurigan, specifically the taste and salivation aspects to give an even more delicate and sophisticated connection to the horse. It is the distinctive composition of copper, manganese and zinc that makes SENSOGAN® so special. With a reduced copper content the oxidation process is still maintained, however, the extraordinary combination with manganese is what makes the difference. This combination results in a smoother and more regulated process of oxidation. Tests show a very positive influence on the horse’s satisfaction, motivation and willingness to perform. The copper discharge quantity into the horse’s saliva is reduced considerably, which helps to keep the noble white- gold colour for a longer time. The new ingredient manganese on the other hand is an important micronutrient. As a crucial component and activator of enzymes, manganese is highly relevant for building up connective tissue as well as for the muscle and energy metabolism. It can therefore be helpful in preventing muscle tension and in supporting stress reduction. Beyond that, manganese is needed for the reduction of histamine and can prevent allergic skin reactions. Also, the feed industry discovered manganese to be a promising food additive that is gaining in importance in modern feeding of sport horses.
SENSOGAN® has improved properties but also a new appearance. The white-goldcolour 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. It is easy to care for and maintains its elegant appearance over a long time period. All SENSOGAN® bits are marked with a black ring at the cheeks.
Individual design options, multiple combinations.
A wide range of our bit designs is now available in SENSOGAN®. It is also possible to purchase many of the various mouthpieces with bit rings and cheeks made from stainless steel and Aurigan to ensure your bit matches your individual bridle design.
When it comes to developing and redesigning new models and products, we work closely together with a team of experts. It often takes months and years of research and testing to find positive results. As far as the
development of SENSOGAN® is concerned, the special challenge was to
maintain the positive features of Aurigan and to intensify them.
In collaboration with the Veterinary University of Hanover and the
German Riding School in Warendorf this breakthrough was achieved and
SENSOGAN® was born. The scientifically proven tests showed without
doubt the extremely positive effects of the new material.
The following booklets with information on Sensogan and the products already available can be downloaded here.