Custom Imus 4-Beat 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 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.

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

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.


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!

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.

  • 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

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 43 reviews
Wow! Wow!! Wow!!!

This is the absolute most comfortable saddle I’ve ever sat in. The fit, with the help from the Phoenix Rising Saddle team, has created so much comfort and relaxation in my American Saddlebred mare. She is much calmer and has much better movement. Her atrophied muscles are able to rebuild due to fuller range of motion and more comfort.
I’ll admit it did take a little bit of time to get used to the 3 point rigging but I’ve grown to love it. No floppy saddle and no extra movement even if we loosen up after a bit of riding.
I will forever be a Phoenix Rising Saddle Customer! ❤️

Gaited horse saddles

We purchased 2 4- beat Western saddles. We were very happy with the saddles and the ordering process as well as the customer service after the sale. Everyone was very helpful with helping us determine the sizing for our 2 horses saddles. The saddles fit them good and they both seem more relaxed in them. The saddles seem very well made and are comfortable.

Great Saddle

I'm very happy with my new Imus 4 Beat saddle. So does my horse! He gaits willingly. Workmanship is impeccable and the saddle is very handsome.


I got home from work yesterday and saw two big boxes outside my door and I got SOOOO excited! The saddles came sooner than expected too! I tried Romeo's new E-Lite on him and I LOVE it! The all leather 4-Beat was super awesome, but I REALLY REALLY LOVE the E-Lite even more! It's so light! It gives you a closer contact feel also. I am not fond of leather rigging straps so I love that the E-Lite has the nylon (I think that's what they are lol) latigo. The seat is super comfy just like the all leather 4-Beat. I love how the stirrups are so flexible and I won't have to worry about training them to go forward for my bad knee! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this saddle!


I LOVE my new saddle!! It is magic. My TWH rushed, paced, and bolted since I got him in May. I tried two saddles that did not help and finally bought an IMUS 4-Beat. What an amazing difference! He immediately had a smooth-as-silk running walk when I put it on. No rushing, pacing, or running off. This saddle is worth every penny!! The personalized service was also wonderful.