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. 

**PLEASE USE THE ARROWS TO SCROLL THROUGH THE GALLERY OF PHOTOS TO SEE DESCRIPTIONS AND PICTURES OF OUR BORDER AND CANTLE OPTIONS.**

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.

All custom saddles are made to your specifications and take 2-3 weeks for delivery.

    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."

      Includes:

      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. 

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      J.C.
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      Love my new saddle. My knees and joints feel so much better. It was easy to fit. Thought it might be a little lighter but other than that I am very pleased.

      Thank you.

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      G.R.
      Most Comfortable Saddle

      This email is in referenced to my wonderful Imus 4 beat saddle. I have had a hip operation and, honestly, I did not think I would ever ride again.

      I grew up riding bareback in an all girls bareback drill team. I have never been really comfortable in my other saddles. I have a new Rocky Mountain horse and have been

      searching high and low for a saddle that fit both him and me. After hours of looking at saddles and numerous calls to different saddle people, I landed on Brenda Imus’s

      web site. When I saw the video about saddles and saddle fitting, especially the bareback rider, I realized this was the perfect saddle for me.

      I bought the lite weight endurance saddle with silver conchos and special tooling that I picked out. I absolutely love this saddle. It puts my legs in a position unlike any other

      saddle. The special seat is so comfortable that I almost feel like I’m in a rocking chair. My new little Rocky Mountain seems to love it also, and when we did a delightful

      little canter, I felt like I was floating. His gait is also wonderful in this saddle.

      Jonna has been absolutely wonderful and patient with me in helping me pick out the perfect saddle. I could not have done this without her.

      Grig and Knight’s Forrest Fire.

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      N.B.
      Love It!

      I have been riding with a western saddle for decades, and as comfortable as it was, it just seemed to be getting heavier every year. I was concerned about buying a saddle online, but it couldn't have been a better experience. The customer service was exemplary, with a quick response and all my questions answered. I didn't feel that it was risky at all, and my saddle arrived sooner than I expected. As to saddle fit, it couldn't be better! My MFT seems much more comfortable with the ease of shoulder movement and the light weight. She moves out nicely and I feel comfortable and secure. THANK YOU!

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      S.P.
      Love My Saddle

      I love this saddle & I’m sure my horse,Bella, does too. My old saddle is extremely heavy, & since I’m short & Bella’s tall, it’s was not fun getting her saddle on. My 4 Beat Elite is much lighter. I love the position of the saddle & the 3 point cinching. I’m so glad I happened upon this website; the videos & products. I have a comfort bit, saddle pad, saddle & breast collar. The folks at Phoenix Rising have been very helpful, friendly and respond very quickly. Thank you again for continuing Brenda’s legacy!

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      K.S.
      Best saddle out there

      Since I’ve gotten back into riding, I was trying every saddle out there. I didn’t want a bulky, heavy saddle and wanted one for my gaited horses. I’m sooo happy I ordered the 4 beat lightweight saddle and saddle pad. Now I have 4!!! My horse is comfortable and happy which makes me super happy!!! So thankful for Phoenix Rising saddles and Jamie for having the best saddles, bridles, cinches and saddle pads you could ever get for your horse!! ❤️❤️