Drum Horse Stallion - Hit the Jackpot

Uploaded by JCVdude on 08.05.2011

Those are Muscovy ducks. They’re perfect to have here. They eat all the fly larvae. Notice there’s not flies.(James)
He is a lot bigger! Holy! Look at that neck (Joe) He’s beautiful (Cindy)
He’s very friendly(James) He’s a very gentle boy(Nancy)
He is soo beautiful (Cindy)
(sound of Aiden digging) You’re touching somebody else(Nancy) Laughter. That’s what that is. (Nancy)
His(Aiden) barn name is JD for Juvenile Delinquent.(Nancy) Laughter
So now, Jackpot is a cross? (Cindy)
Historically, to carry on from some of the comments you may read,
A Drum Horse is not a ‘breed’ of horse.
A Drum Horse is a ‘type’ of horse.
In the 1800’s, colored horses were written out of the Clyde & Shire stud books.
In the Clydesdale studbook, Roan is still an acceptable color.
Roan would mean that the dark body coat would have white hairs in it.
If you look back through history. In fact on YouTube, there are some Drum Horse pictures
of Drums Horses from the early 1900’s
And those horses would be big & colored like this without feather.
What we would call in North America, a Spotted Draft.
The fashion, since about 1950, has been that the big colored horses used in the Queen’s Procession, to carry the drums, are piebald or skewbald.
The difference being that piebald is black & white, skewbald is brown & white.
They’re 17 hands tall to be able to do the job, which is the same height as him.
And they have feather on their legs.
The genetic characteristics that produce feather are recessive.
In other words, if you breed a feathered horse like that (Aiden- a Gypsy) or like this, to a regular horse,
You don’t get feather.
So to make one of these, you use a Clydesdale or a Shire for the size & you use a Gypsy to give you the color
and to double up on the hair gene so you get a hairy leg.
The USA invented a registry for the horse because in England, there’s no registry.
The trouping for color brigade of the Queen. They currently have 2 Drum Horses – one is a Shire
The other is a skewbald Drum Horse.
The Americans’ have what’s called The American Drum Horse Association.
To qualify for that the large feathered horse must be 1/8 Gypsy, but they don’t have a stipulation for it being piebald.
So what you see in that registery… there is a Cob & Drum Horse Association in the United States
They are much more true to the historical color patterns that are recognized.
You can register you non-colored Drum Horses breeding stock because you could perhaps breed a Shire or a Clydesdale
to a Gypsy Horse & not get a colored baby.
but use that horse to breed to another horse & end up with a colored baby.
I know it sounds confusing but no matter what you breed him to, you will get a colored horse.You will get a colored horse.
Jackpot, if you see up on top of his back, there’s one ink spot. Is that a guarantee for a colored baby?(Cindy)
It’s not a guarantee. So far (Nancy) But he’s been bred 9 times & we’ve never not got color (James)
You may get minimal color, as we’ll see in Monty, but you still get what is classified as a Tobiano Pattern. (Nancy)
You still get a color. (Nancy)