Looking for the best gaited trail saddle? You've found the right place! 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.
If there is an option you do not see available below and would like on your saddle, call or email and please ask us, because we can probably make it happen with our extraordinary saddle craftsmen.
**PLEASE USE THE ARROWS TO SCROLL THROUGH THE GALLERY OF PHOTOS TO SEE DESCRIPTIONS AND PICTURES OF OUR BORDER AND CANTLE OPTIONS.**
Available Configuration of the Imus 4-Beat® Gaited Saddle:
- Available in 15”, 16” or 17” or 18" Seat Sizes (western sizing) If you aren't sure of your seat size, check out our chart here.
- Standard Tree or Wide Tree Available
- Western, Endurance with Leathers or Endurance with Western Fenders Configurations
- Many options available!
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.
- Forward set, free-swinging stirrups to avoid pressure on rider’s ankles, knees, hips and pelvis
- Places rider in “bareback” position, allowing rider to truly be in balance with their horse without constricts of saddle
- Supracor © therapeutic padding placed under the bars of the tree to eliminate pressure soreness and ensure a custom fit
- Supracor © therapeutic padding placed in the seat and the matching 4-Beat® stirrups for unparalleled rider comfort
- 14 day trial to ensure a great fit for both horse and rider
- Unparalleled pre and post-sale support from knowledgeable staff!
Each Imus 4-Beat® Saddles Comes Standard With:
- Matching 4-Beat® Stirrups with Supracor © padding in the tread
- Dee and O rings with 6 sets leather tie strings for attaching gear
- Crupper Ring
- 2 extra long latigo leathers to accommodate 3-Point Rigging
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
Oh my goodness!!! Where has this saddle been my whole life?! It fits our boy beautifully! He’s actually gaiting so much better even on that first ride! I could ride all day!!! We love it!!!!
Thank you so much!!! Now to save up my pennies for another one!!!
I am beyond pleased with my saddle. It is stunning. The amount of detail on it is beautiful and it is so well crafted. My horse has always been rode English and she accepted this saddle right away and moved great in it. Besides the saddle being amazing, the purchasing process was smooth as butter. The ladies at Phoenix Rising Saddles reached out to me and made sure the saddle was going to correctly fit my horse. They were a joy and made the process simple. The shipping was fast and everything arrived without any issues. I have loved every single thing I have purchased from this company...which is a lot. Top quality items and outstanding service.
Love the saddle! It looks beautiful and fits me and Scout really well. I thought it might feel too heavy since it’s the all leather endurance saddle. I find it very manageable and looks beautiful in black with the beautiful border tooling with the silver package bans turned stirrups don’t hurt my knees and ankles. So secure and comfortable. Jamie and Jonna are so helpful in the entire process.
So far I LOVE MY NEW SADDLE.Due to the epidemic in our country I m unable to try my new saddle on my horse as my varn is closed.Iam eagerly awaiting the oppurtunity to try it out.
First of all, I love this saddle. It's very comfortable to sit on, feels very stable if my horse is being extra frisky,
Second, I had the stirrups turned - the plus is it's very comfortable without pulling on your knees, the minus is hard to put stirrup over the saddle and it's staying up when saddling, unsaddling or changing stirrup height - compromise is using one of the leather tie dows to temp hold in place (can't hook stirrup on the saddle horn). This may just be a minor adjustment to my normal process.
Third, we struggled with proper placement. My suggestion would be the pictures used to show placement on the horse are not very clear, dark saddle on dark horse, etc., A lighter colored horse would help & a clearer picture. The velcro frayed the saddle pad (Phoenix pad) in 2 places when we moved it - but love that it stays put. I am clearly not complaining - I totally love my new saddle, pad & cinch, and am only offering a suggestion.
Most important of all, I can not give you enough Stars on your ordering and delivery. You go above and beyond in being responsive & notifying us of the process from day one through day received. You also quickly respond to questions or concerns. You and your company are top notch!!! Thank you so much!!!
Best wishes to you all.