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American Drum Horse info

American Drum Horse - horse Breeds | ცხენის ჯიშები| cxenis jishebi

American Drum Horse - horse Breeds | ცხენის ჯიშები| cxenis jishebi

American Drum Horse - horse Breeds | ცხენის ჯიშები| cxenis jishebi

American Drum Horse - horse Breeds | ცხენის ჯიშები| cxenis jishebi

Intro

The drum horse makes a great heavy riding horse that has proven to be both a versatile and athletic mount. They are a relatively new breed to the US, but they have a rather distinguished history.

Origins

Drum horses were originally used by the Queen of England for her ceremonial band. The animals had to be large and sturdy enough to carry large kettle drums during any type of pageantry.

This meant that they were required to carry a great deal of weight through crowds of people. The mounted drummers needed their hands free to play, so they controlled their animals via reins attached to their stirrups.

The drum is an elegant heavy horse breed that utilizes the finest examples of the shire, clydesdale and gypsy cob breeds.

In the US the drum horses are favored more as riding & competition horses, both mounted and driving. They make sturdy, athletic mounts with a level head.

Features

Average height 16 hands and larger Strong and forward movement Gaits well balanced and even

Physique

Head attractive and well-proportioned Eyes expressive and kind Both convex and concave profiles acceptable Neck is long and well muscled Mane is abundant Chest is deep and broad Barrel is well-rounded with long well-set ribs Legs straight and clean Hooves are large with open heels Feathering is required of the breed and should begin above the fetlock joint and cover the hoof

Traditional Colors

All colors

Temperament

Good character Willing & sensible partner Athletic and bold

Use

General riding horse Agriculture work Showhorse

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