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Drum horses were originally used by the Queen of England forrnher ceremonial band. They had to be large and sturdy enough to carry largernkettle drums during any type of pageantry. This meant that they were requiredrnto carry a great deal of weight through crowds of people. The mounted drummersrnneeded their hands free to play, so they controlled their animals via reinsrnattached to their stirrups. rnrn 

rnrnThey are an elegant heavy horse that utilizes the finestrnexamples of the shire, Clydesdale, and gypsy cob breeds. On average they are 16rnhands tall. rnrn 

rnrnIn the US drum horses are favored more as riding andrncompetition horses, both mounted and driving. They make sturdy, athletic mountsrnwith a level head.

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