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Drum Horses, as the name implies, are the large, heavy coloured horses used to carry ceremonial drums in Army and Police band parades.

Windsor's Band of the Blues and Royals and their drum horses

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Drum Horse stallion Monarch

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Drum horses. A Drum horse must have an exceptional disposition, as they are used in events that would test the character of even the most reliable and steady horse. Drum horses are controlled only by the feet of the drummer during parades and events, so they have to be incredibly well mannered and very even tempered.

Drum Horses of the Household Cavalry Mounted Bands

Showtime in Denmark Drum Horse Stallion Lord Korpus King Keen show rider Sielja Dantved

Showtime in Denmark Drum Horse Stallion Lord Korpus King Keen show rider Sielja Dantved

Drum horses in parade in England

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British Drum Horse on parade

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Drum horses are used by the British Regimental Cavalry for parades, ceremonies of state and royal processions, to carry the drummer along with 2 solid silver kettle drums. Drum horses are strong enough to carry the weight of a man along with the two, 90 pound kettle drums, and gear, which can weigh more than of 450 lbs total! Drum horses are extremely rare, with very few being raised anywhere in the world. They are a mix of gypsy horses, Shire or Clydesdale over 16.1 hands.

Drum horses are used by the British Regimental Cavalry for parades, ceremonies of state and royal processions, to carry the drummer along with 2 solid silver kettle drums.