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Imus 4-Beat Saddles are the best!

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2nd Generation Imus Comfort Gait Bit

Comfort Gait Bit

Don't trust the cheap imitations that loosen and break apart in horse's mouths. Go with the best!

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This site is dedicated to Brenda Imus- who dedicated her life to her family and friends, as well as to her enormous gaited horse family. She will always be missed!  -More About Brenda Here

Imus 4-Beat® Elite

The  Imus 4-Beat® Elite saddle offers all the quality and durability of the all-leather 4-Beat® saddle, but at a much lighter weight,and price!

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  • Only 24 lbs fully rigged
  • Structurally Identical to the full leather version 
  • Oil and wax infused thread is used for the synthetic parts, offering durability and water and dirt resistance

Can I Gait My Horse Too Much?

An older trainer told me that gaited horses should not be ridden in gait for more than five minutes or so at a time, because it’s too hard on their bodies. Is this true? My friends and I love to do a moderately fast gait for a couple of miles at a time, but I don’t want to do anything that will harm my wonderful Spotted Saddle Horse, Beau.


You can gait your horse at moderately fast speeds for much longer than five minutes at a time. I’m sure the trainer must have been talking about gaiting ‘all out,’ or at top speeds. Even then, it’s OK to go for ten minutes or so–providing you are frequently working your horse in good form the rest of the time to help keep him in top physical shape.


The damage from fast gaiting comes from riders who expect their horse to go at a flat out fast gait most of the time, without proper conditioning before hand. Riding the horse frequently in a pace or stepping pace is also a poor idea, as it does not help the horse’s body to become properly conditioned to support the work of a fast gait. Such horses may become hollow backed and suffer back, hock and stifle problems from being worked too hard at gait. Animals who have been encouraged to develop their natural fox trot, rack, or running walk can be kept in better form (and condition) than a horse that is permitted to pace or step pace.

 
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Dealing With a Pokey Young Horse

Because I have to "push" him to get any forward momentum but then need to pull him back down once I get it because he breaks into a trot won't I be working against myself in instilling the gait in him? I have a really hard time getting this guy to collect as any contact with the bit seems to slow him too much or stop him all together.  Read More