Custom Imus 4-Beat Elite Lightweight Gaited Saddle

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2/2/2023: Custom 4-Beat Elite Saddle builds are currently 2-4 weeks estimated to ship

All our gaited horse saddles come with our 14 day trial and expert fitting support! Looking for the best lightweight gaited trail saddle? You've found the right place! 

The Imus 4-Beat® Elite Gaited horse saddle weighs about 24 pounds fully rigged. With all its unique features we feel it is the best gaited saddle on the market. 

The fender, skirting and rigging on the Imus 4-Beat® Elite is made of wax-wear which is a very soft yet durable wax and oil-infused synthetic material that lends it durability and also water and dirt resistance. The durability is great and you can expect the same wear out of the wax-wear as you do the leather. We use the same material for the top of our pads.

The tree, leather suspended ground seat, and Supracor padding under the bars of the tree are the same in both the full leather and Imus 4-Beat® Elite, so functionally they perform and feel just the same for you and your horse.

The Imus 4-Beat® Elite Gaited saddle boasts all the premium features of the traditional Imus 4-Beat® Gaited Saddle, including top quality materials and workmanship. 

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.

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.

  • Our Imus 4-Beat Elite lightweight gaited saddle features:

    • Web suspended, flexible tree bars to offer the horse freedom of motion, and the rider a close “feel” for the horse’s movement
    • Supracor® padding beneath the tree bars to offer unprecedented “fit forgiveness.”  Thanks to this medical grade, resilient and durable padding, our two tree widths (standard and wide) work for over 95% of the horses we fit.
    • Free-swinging, forward-set stirrups to take pressure off rider’s hips, knees and ankles
    • A custom built tree designed to set the rider in a more forward and natural bareback seat position, while allowing the horse freedom of motion through the shoulders and zero pressure on the loins
    • Light-weight, heavy duty “wax wear” denier jockeys and fenders that are extremely durable, water and dirt resistant, easy to maintain, and great looking
    • Top quality leather for the seat and skirt
    • 3/4-fired rigging to keep the saddle in place, front to back, with a single girth, while helping to avoid "girth galls."


    6 Sets Tie Strings

    Matching 4-Beat® Supracor Padded Stirrups

    Extra Long Latigos

    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 59 reviews
    Merri Jo
    Merri Jo's Saddle

    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

    Deb H and Freckles
    Love my Imus Elite Saddle!

    I absolutely love this Imus (of 3) the very best! The tooling is gorgeous! It makes the saddle!
    We were riding in a small town, Monroe City. IN parade on Saturday 9-22-22.
    The saddle fits Freckles well & looks so good on him!
    Thank you for all your hard work & dedication to detail!
    I love you girls, Jamie & Jonna!
    Your friend forever,
    Deb & Freckles

    Jana Butler
    Saddle and Pad

    It fits both me and my horse. I’m able to ride longer and more comfortably. I’m very happy with your products.

    Lloyd (Bugs) Milhon
    Best ride on a flex saddle

    As age creeps up on me I’ll be able to saddle my horse for years to come cause of the lite weight thank you for my custom built 4 beat lite Bugs

    Medina F, California
    Perfect Saddle

    Love the saddle! Not only is it gorgeous it is a perfect fit. Everyone is jealous😀!
    I've been riding in it for approx 2 weeks - this is a good amount of time to tell if the horse develops soreness.