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.
**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
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.
I have a Spanish mustang/andolusian (palomino). I started him from scared of a bucket. Trained him to handsfree riding. I suffered a serious back injury with disc, skeleton, muscular, spinal cord damage. I could not ride for a long time, I was barely walking with a walker. I bucked up and decided that I had to have some part of me for quality of life and decided to try to ride him. He balked, pinned his ears back, refused every request with aggression. It had been years since I had ridden but this was heart breaking and dangerous. Not only had my body changed but so had his. I had gotten away with using a circle y trail saddle on him when he was younger but now it was causing him to submit with the pressure on his wither and shoulders. I took a chance and tried this saddle. It fits like a dream! I sit right behind his wither and in a deep soft pocket. The 3 point rig keeps us fluid. He loves the girth. I can't ride long or far but when I do it's like freedom! I still can't walk well or far unless I'm on him...just as smooth as Tennessee whiskey! My horse looks like the one she is riding on the cover of her book! 💌🙌
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! ❤️
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.
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.