2nd Generation Imus Comfort Gait Bit

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THE go-to bit for comfort and effectiveness for both gaited and non-gaited horses

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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 103 reviews
Michelle G
quality, form and function

Thank you for keeping high quality standards in the 2nd Gen Comfort Gait Bit. I like the balance and the smooth operation. My horse is very receptive and working well with this bit. We ordered a second bit for one of our other horses who really responded well to the tongue relief when we tried it with him.

Merri Jo
Loves It

Good Morning Ladies! I can’t tell you how excited I am about the fit of my saddle! I got to tack my boy up on Saturday and ride! Yay! Everything is great! He loves it I love it, he loves his new bit too!
I can’t thank you enough for your patience and all of your help! You both are incredible! Your customer support is the best I’ve ever had! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Many Blessings to you both in everything you do! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Merri Jo, Oklahoma

Garden lover
lovely bit!

This is a very nice well made bit with tongue relief for the horse and appropriate curb action if needed. I bought two and no regrets!

Diane Altizer
Love Imus Gaited Bits

I should say my horse loves this bit. I have tried others but she was not a happy girl. Went back to the Imus and she was her happy self again.

Gail Martine
Imus gaited bit

Great bit. I’ve had Imus bits for 30 years or more for my TWH horses. This one was purchased for a rescue TWH gaited mare who was abused & starved so needed a Imus bit when she went to the trainer & trainer & mare both liked the bit. Working great for mare - Matilda.