Australasian Gypsy Horse Society
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"The overall impression of the Drum Horse should be one of an elegant heavy horse of great strength and agility. The Drum Horse is a tall, heavy riding horse, and should therefore display the athleticism to allow for competitiveness in all ridden and driven disciplines.
The Drum should be a large, well-muscled horse of medium to heavy weight, with good quality bone, an athletic body, a kind expression and abundant hair (including heavy “feather” on the legs).
A Drum Horse should be above all else a strong and willing partner, loyal and eager to please and display a very intelligent character. They should be manageable and mannerly, respectful, alert confident and even courageous."
The purpose of the Drum Horse standard is to help develop the quintessential heavy riding and driving horse utilising the bloodlines of the Gypsy cob, Shire, and Clydesdale horses. The ideal Drum Horse displays the calm disposition, heavy bone, profuse feathering and parade animal presence of the Drum Horses in use by HRH the Queen of England's Cavalry. Animals adhering to this standard will also maintain the agility, movement and athleticism to ensure they can excel at a variety of ridden and driven disciplines.