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 Posted: Sat Jun 16th, 2012 05:16 am
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O.K., I understand better what you like and where you are coming from. It is kinda hard to get a feel for what someone is trying to convey via the printed word.

The Imus E-Lite is merely the western 4-Beat saddle with some of the leather replaced with lighter weight wax wear material. The stirrup leathers on all 4-Beat saddles do go over the bars. There is much freedom of movement with the narrow leathers on the sideskirt endurance model.

If bucking rolls aren't adequate for your needs, you are just going to have to make your own poleys and mount them on yourself if you want all the benefits of the Imus 4-Beat saddles + poleys. There just isn't the market to offer the saddles with these kinds of alterations as a standard model. If you get in touch with Jake ( 1 877 884-2328 ) he can tell you if it is even possible for the saddlemaker to consider a 'one off' for you. I probably wouldn't hold my breath, but you just never know until you talk to him.

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Nope. I don't fall off. Be it bareback, or saddled, I've had no trouble staying on my sofa backed pony. Knock on wood!

I have to laugh at the question if presented to an Aussie stockman! Do you think they NEED those poleys specifically for staying in the saddle at all times? They are there if you need them (I had my boy step in a gopher hole. I would have gone over his head if it weren't for the poleys). And as the Australian Bush Rider says, their system evolved over two centuries into bush-perfect.

I do know what add on bucking rolls are and have tried them on an endurance saddle I once owned. Not even close to being the same as a true Aussie.  And endurance saddle rolls are not placed on the saddle like poleys. They are not angled or parallel to the riders thigh.

I ride extremely steep, rocky trails for at least a 7 mile circuit. I don't work cattle. I don't jump. I don't do dressage. I DO mess around at Polocrosse occasionally (those poleys are perfect for that!) I have tried every saddle out there (yes- an Imus as well).   My PERSONAL preference is an Aussie style.

 I like that it is built on a suspension not directly on the tree.  Like a hammock for your tush. I like that the fenders are suspended from a hook, not over the rail (free swinging); it puts more bearing weight of the rider on the thigh, not just the seat bone.  I usually ask for a regular Western rigging, forgoing the Aussie girthing system (no over girth). I like the deep rear and the "sitting in a chair" position. Easier on my knees.

Sounds familiar, right? Except for the poleys, this is almost a description of the 4 Beat E Lite!

To me an Imus Aussie style would be like chocolate and peanut butter. Movies and popcorn. Fireworks and the 4th. Two great things married into a sublime creation. Just sharing my wishes and opinions...



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So you are saying that the bucking rolls wouldn't be high enough for you? I guess I'm not understanding what your needs are and why. Do you have problems staying in a saddle?

You do understand too that bucking rolls (like on the black saddle) can be purchased on the open market and installed yourself? 

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Ya, see I love that one! But gotta have poleys!



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Ya, if you get the 4-Beat endurance model with side skirts and narrow stirrup leathers, all you'd have to do is add the bucking rolls like Whatta showed on the western model. That would be as close as your gonna get in looks and security, but it WOULD be the best thing for your comfort and the freedom of movement for your ponies back. I think you would be very pleased getting this setup.

Here's a pic. of the endurance w/skirts.

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Have you seen the western with english leathers? I've seen poleys or bucking rolls on at least one of those. I'll see if I can find the pic. It looked great.

here it is.


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I'd much rather have an Imus! I just wnt an Aussie style.



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 Posted: Fri Jun 15th, 2012 05:31 pm
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Apples - Oranges, Hon. Imus don't do 'other brands' or a likeness of 'em. Still, do call Brenda or Jake to talk about possible customizations for the 4-Beat. The fenders are pretty free already.

Also, sorry your post is full of asterisks but discussions of other brands on this board are not allowed since the board is brought to us soley by the Imus line of tack.

Hope you get the saddle of your dreams.


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I would LOVE if there were an Imus version of the ****** Pro Stock saddle with swinging fender! (hint hint:w2)

No matter what I study, or how many saddle fitting clinics I go to, saddle fit is a complete mystery to me!

I ONLY ride Aussie, as I do mostly extreme trails. I love the security of the poleys. I love that they are great for short, fat lil backs, like my boy's (AWP).  I love the synthetic aspect- light and easy to lift and non slip suede on the seat.

I do NOT own the ******; I have a well known brand. It's OK, but after a few years, it seems to kinda flatten out at the withers and I have to get a new one. Prolly cuz it's synthetic.

SO I am debating on buying one, but the $$$!!  I would much rather spend that on a saddle built by someone who knows gaiteds and makes them specifically for them!

I love the 4-Beat E Lite design, but wish it was an aussie platform with poleys and swinging fenders. Wonder if  I get one custom made?:t2 :



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