Custom Imus 4-Beat Elite Lightweight Gaited Saddle

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All our gaited horse saddles come with our 14 day trial and expert fitting support! Looking for the best lightweight gaited trail saddle? You've found the right place! 

The Imus 4-Beat® Elite Gaited horse saddle weighs about 24 pounds fully rigged. With all its unique features we feel it is the best gaited saddle on the market. 

The fender, skirting and rigging on the Imus 4-Beat® Elite is made of wax-wear which is a very soft yet durable wax and oil-infused synthetic material that lends it durability and also water and dirt resistance. The durability is great and you can expect the same wear out of the wax-wear as you do the leather. We use the same material for the top of our pads.

The tree, leather suspended ground seat, and Supracor padding under the bars of the tree are the same in both the full leather and Imus 4-Beat® Elite, so functionally they perform and feel just the same for you and your horse.

The Imus 4-Beat® Elite Gaited saddle boasts all the premium features of the traditional Imus 4-Beat® Gaited Saddle, including top quality materials and workmanship. 

We have the best trail saddles, built for comfort for both horse and rider. We have analyzed gaited saddle problems-and worked out all the appropriate solutions. The result of this work is our Imus 4-Beat® Gaited saddle. These saddles have been painstakingly designed the action, or motion, of gaited horses (though it works great for all horse types!). With all its unique features we feel it is the best gaited saddle on the market. 

Unsurpassed in comfort for both horse and rider, this saddle may look like other saddles on the outside - but that's where similarities end.

The Imus 4-Beat® Gaited saddle encourages the horse's natural 4-beat gait. When you begin to custom build your own saddle, you'll be presented with a list of options. These allow you to order the best trail saddle that is exactly what you want.

All saddles come standard with matching Supracor padded 4-Beat® Stirrups, Leather Tie Strings, and extra-long latigos to accommodate the 3-Point Rigging.

Specially Designed Tree designed for unique forward placement, placing rider over horse’s true center of gravity. Designed for complete freedom of movement and to accommodate the gaited horse’s back

Flexible Tree with leather suspended ground seat to prevent bars from collapsing under rider’s weight. Provides incredibly close feeling to the horse.

Carefully calculated degree of flexibility in the bars offers gaited horses unprecedented comfort and freedom of motion, while still correctly distributing the rider’s weight.

  • Our Imus 4-Beat Elite lightweight gaited saddle features:

    • Web suspended, flexible tree bars to offer the horse freedom of motion, and the rider a close “feel” for the horse’s movement
    • Supracor® padding beneath the tree bars to offer unprecedented “fit forgiveness.”  Thanks to this medical grade, resilient and durable padding, our two tree widths (standard and wide) work for over 95% of the horses we fit.
    • Free-swinging, forward-set stirrups to take pressure off rider’s hips, knees and ankles
    • A custom built tree designed to set the rider in a more forward and natural bareback seat position, while allowing the horse freedom of motion through the shoulders and zero pressure on the loins
    • Light-weight, heavy duty “wax wear” denier jockeys and fenders that are extremely durable, water and dirt resistant, easy to maintain, and great looking
    • Top quality leather for the seat and skirt
    • 3/4-fired rigging to keep the saddle in place, front to back, with a single girth, while helping to avoid "girth galls."


    6 Sets Tie Strings

    Matching 4-Beat® Supracor Padded Stirrups

    Extra Long Latigos

    For more information about Imus 4-Beat Saddles® check out our short informational video about our tree and Supracor HERE

    Need Help fitting your horse? We provide expert fitting support  HERE

    Learn all about the Imus 4-Beat Saddles HERE

    All saddles have a 6% restocking fee in the event of a return for a refund. This covers our original shipping to you and part of the non-refunded merchant fees.  In the event of an exchange, difference in cost of saddles may be applicable. 

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 41 reviews
    Beautiful workmanship, nice leather

    I really like this saddle right out of the box. Its comfortable for me and my horse, quality leather, unsurpassed customer service and fast fast shipping.

    Dean Flora
    Imus four beat saddle

    I just received my new saddle and want everyone to know how impressive it is. The quality is amazing. Detail on the saddle are really nice and not seen on many other saddles. The price is reasonable and the staff was very helpful in getting the right fit. I couldn't be happier.

    Shirley Thompson
    Elite Saddle and Pad

    After four months recovering from both broken wrists with surgery, I can carefully lift my new saddle and put it on my horse. I think it fits my horse well and is very comfortable for me and is very good looking. The people are great to work with, too, and I appreciate the excellent customer service.

    4-Beat Elite Saddle

    Hi Jamie. Hope all is well back east. I keep forgetting to email you about how much I like the new saddle you sent. It is beautifully crafted, comfortable for me, and fits my horse very well.
    My barn mates also have admired the shape, style, and craftsmanship. A few have even tried it on their horses and appreciate it’s light weight. Thank you again for working with me and getting both my horse and myself the right fit.
    Best regards
    San Diego

    What a great saddle and a great people to deal with!

    Just received our third saddle, again no disappointments. The fit and finish are beautiful, the craftsmanship is unmistakably high quality. I called several places about custom saddles and gaited saddles, one wanted a substantial deposit and no trial or refunds, the other never called back after 3 calls and messages. You won't find a more trustworthy place or people to work with.