This 16″ Shamanic Drum is made from Horse. We birthed this Special Edition drum at the time of the June Full Moon which was a lunar eclipse. Our Celtic Ancestors called this moon the Moon of Horses and to hold this energy we have painted a symbol inside the wooden hoop, based on the White Horse of Uffington, a 3000 year old pre-historic white horse carved into the hillside of White Horse Hill in Uffington in Oxfordshire, in the UK.
This is a powerful time of the year, where the days are long and the sun at the highest point in the sky. Horse energy teams up beautifully with the energies of nature right now, bringing the qualities of strength, motivation, and passion.
The energy of Moonstone
As ancient as the moon herself, Moonstone holds the power of mystery and gives us a touchable connection to the magic of the moon. This stone holds the energy of intuition and balance, and since ancient times has been an amulet of protection for travellers, a channel for prophecy and a path to understanding. Our ties to the moon are strong as it governs the tides and rhythms of the Earth with its waxing and waning, and with this influences our emotions, behaviours and spiritual growth. Moonstone calms and relieves stress while releasing love of all kinds.
The energy of Horse
It is no wonder that our distant Celtic ancestors dedicated a Full Moon to the Horse. This incredible animal transformed the World once its speed and power were harnessed. The horse was the first thing that allowed humans to travel faster than their two legs, and this unsung hero of mankind has had an impact on the World everywhere it has gone and on every aspect of life. History tells us that civilization was made by men, but it was the energy of the horse that built it. Drawing on the energy of Horse will give you inner strength and will be a driving force for you in your life. We can use Horse energy to overcome obstacles in life and pursue our goals no matter what may stand in our way. An enabler, Horse will help you thrive in finding the motivation that you need and the passion to see things through. The energy of Horse is about personal drive, passion and an appetite for freedom
Guidance for choosing your drum
The 14″ drums are the most portable and tend to have a higher pitch than the larger ones. Our 16″ is often seen as a great compromise between transportability and depth of voice. The larger 18″ drum is a little heavier but usually has a deeper voice. However, each drum is very much an individual and can vary from what is expected.
All of our drums come with a 7-day money-back guarantee, to allow you time to hold your drum in your hands and hear it’s voice, ensuring that you are right for each other.
Your drum beater
Your drum beater is included within the price of the commissioned drum.
About the making of this drum
We make our drums from our home on the edge of the West Pennine Moors in the northwest of England. We create the drums in sacred space each drum is birthed through ceremony, over mugwort incense.
We also take great care in the sourcing of our materials. Our Red Deer hides come from Scotland and our Reindeer hides come from Finland. Our Horse hides come from horses in the UK who have been put down at the end of their life by euthanasia. The timber for the Ash hoop is sourced from UK ash and is crafted by a local carpenter in Wigan. The wood has a layer of beeswax to bring out its natural grain. The wax is from bees which have been rescued.