Here at Painted Feathers Ranch, we enjoy our time spent with the animals. Other than our amazing horses, we also have two goats, Angus and Thomas, two geese, and 5 hens that share our pastures. When we are not in the barn we are most likely hanging with the dogs, 2 Great Danes and two Chihuahuas. Yes that’s right , and the Chihuahuas rule to roost bossing the Danes around when they are not sacked out on the couch.
I don’t remember a time when I didn’t love horses. I was just born” that
way. My First memories of horses began when our neighbor had them and I would watch from
our yard all day long as she rode her horses. I had a wooden fence post I tied rope to and rode "itchy” all day long. I have loved horses my entire life and been around them for the majority of it. I have to say, I have never encountered
a horse like a Gypsy. NEVER.
Their presence is breath taking. They leave me speechless. After I first learned of the breed I scoured the internet talking to breeders, and looking at websites. After a year long quest to learn about Gypsy Vanner Horses I found drum horses and was mesmerized, their sheer size and amazing hair gives me Goosebumps.
We decided to breed our first horse and go on a search for the perfect Clydesdale mare to start the foundation for our drum horses. These horses are magical. Gypsy horses are a special breed of horse created by Gypsies to be the “perfect”
caravan horse; colorful, docile, easy to handle and able to pull a caravan. The drum horse is a new breed of horse. First used by the Queen of England in her ceremonial Band of the Life Guards. The Drum Horse carries the heavy kettle
drums during parades and other pageantry. These horses carried two large solid silver kettle Drums, plus a fully outfitted rider, through crowds of thousands, during the Queen’s processions! The extraordinary part was that these horses were controlled entirely by reins attached to the rider’s feet, as they had to use their hands to beat on the drums. The
Calvary Drum Horse is one of the most popular and recognizable members of the regiment. Today, the American Drum Horse is proving to be the ultimate heavy riding horse. A talented athlete, the American Drum Horse can excel in many
disciplines, dressage, jumping driving and pleasure riding.