2nd Generation Imus Comfort Gait Bit

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Hand-made exclusively for us by Bowman Bits, USA in Ohio using domestically-sourced metals. Lab-tested 100% free of lead and heavy metals! The 2nd Generation Imus Comfort Gait Bit is, to many, considered the most gentle and effective gaited horse bit on the market. Being comfortable in the mouth is essential for your horse to comfortably round up through the back, shoulders, neck, and poll. Natural collection is important to performing an evenly timed 4-Beat gait in good sound form.

Our 2nd Generation Imus Comfort Gait Bit is completely pinchless and has a mouthpiece that offers plenty of tongue relief encouraging the horse to drop his head into the bit rather than stiffening up against it. There is no break in the middle, preventing the “nutcracker effect”. 

It is built with a copper roller to completely cover all moveable parts in the mouthpiece and has very smooth independent action from side-to-side and also at the cheek pieces.

The action of the bit when the rider takes on the reins gives a smooth rolling request in the mouth, allowing the rider to work their horse laterally as well as performing shoulder lifts, rein backs or half halts. The 2nd Generation Imus Comfort Gait Bit™ can be used for direct or neck reining.

There isn’t’ anything about our bit that makes it ‘gaited’. It’s simply designed for comfort for the horse and easy communication, which is important for any horse, gaited or non.

All Imus Bits purchased from Phoenix Rising Saddles are hand-made in Ohio, USA and have our registered trademark 4-Beat® logo engraved on them for authenticity. 

Our bits are hand-made and we do not use molds. The metal is shaped by hand, resulting in a stronger and higher integrity metal. They are a work of true craftsmanship.

The mouthpiece is 5" but it accommodates between a 4 1/2" and 5 1/2" mouth. It's pinchless so if it's a little snug (not tight) at the corner of the lips it won't be uncomfortable or interfere with the action of the curb.  If it fits a little large that's okay too because the bit is designed to give a nice rolling request at the lips and there is no point when the rider takes on the reins that the bit is pulled from side to side.

Improvements we have made to the 2nd Generation Imus Comfort Gait Bit™:

  • Now precision engineered and made in the USA with the best material
  • Re-engineered internal workings to strengthen working parts and facilitate the smoothest movement.
  • Lengthened and slightly flattened the copper roller to cover all moveable parts in the mouthpiece.  This completely covers the bushings to keep the bit completely pinchless, and prevents damage to structural integrity from torque. (pictures of lookalike bits often have their mouthpieces and copper rollers edited to look this way, but the bushings are actually exposed)
  • Made bushings internal on the cheek-pieces to strengthen and prevent loosening and pinching
  • Removed the side D's to make the bit lighter and less bulky.  If you would like to have the benefits of the mouthpiece while working off a non-leverage snaffle setup, you can do this with our Imus Training Transition Bit.
  • Manufactured with their original purchase-to-shank ratio, which is key to effect the proper sequence of actions with the bit. 
  • Manufactured with proper angles of lower shanks
  • Backed by a 5 Year warranty
  • Lab-tested 100% free of lead and other heavy metals

*Our Curb chain gives a soft touch with no pinching.  Flexible yet strong beta-biothane straps with a double chain (welded together at points so it's pinchless) and buckles made of rust-resistant nickel.

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Additional information that sets our bit above the rest:

  • Precision engineered using cutting edge technology

  • 5 Year Manufacturer’s warranty!

  • Completely pinchless guaranteed

  • High Quality stainless steel used throughout = 100% RUST FREE

  • Best walking horse bit. Better than wonder bits!

Customer Reviews

Based on 82 reviews
Hands down, buy this bit now!

I bought this bit a few weeks ago and I’ve been super eager to try it but it’s been too cold. It just warmed up to 27 degrees today and I gave it a shot. My horse is a 4 year old Kentucky mountain mare. She was getting a little speedy in the arena and would toss her head when you asked her to speed up. I have the worlds softest hands, so I knew it wasn’t me. Tried this bit today and she was a perfect, show quality gaiting machine even after not riding her for a month. Five stars, wait can I give ten stars?!?! Amazing.

Your Tack

Hi Jamie....been a while. Years ago (6 maybe), I bought your saddle, bit, breast collar, and pad. Although heavily used....still going STRONG! Just wanted to say hello while complimenting on the Imus products. Dave

2nd Generation Imus Comfort Gait Bit

My new Spotted Saddle Horse was having issues with wanting to go faster and faster so I was holding him in a lot. I was using a Tom Thumb Bit that the previous owner had given me that they rode him in. I came across the Imus Comfort Gait Bit while on the internet looking for help and decided to purchase it. WOW!!! What a difference it made on my horse in just one ride. He was happy and I was happier! That nut cracker bit is HISTORY!!!! LOVE THIS BIT!!


I have an older, gaited QH gelding that I've had for 12 years. I hate it that it's taken me so long to find this bit! I helped wrangle some wild cattle today, in this bit, the first time he carried it in his mouth, and he ROCKED IT!! He listened so well, so responsive, so quick and all without getting so "mad in the mouth" like he did with his old bit. I'm thrilled. Absolutely awesome!!


Great and beautiful bit on my MFT. Calmed her mouth and very relaxed horse.