13″ and 14″ Horse Drums, Ascension Drums


These 13″ & 14″ drums were handmade with prayers and blessings, outside in a beautiful natural setting known as Dolwilym, West Wales. Made with intention to be an ascension drum and healing drum- for clearing attachments, releasing all that no longer serves, and align with the energies of ascension, light and manifestation.

I weave in the natural elements of the land and the energies of the moon while creating drums bringing what feels to me and those who have bought my drums a deep connection to the wild nature of our Mother Earth and the blessings of Father Sun and Grandmother Moon.

It’s hoop is ash and the hide is horse, the beat of this drum carries the spirit of animal and tree and their energy blend together with yours to create special journeys for you.

The drum handles are hide, the 13″ has a red sheepskin wrap, beaters are handmade with local coppiced wood, with a wool fabric/ red sheepskin beater head- stuffed with local sheeps wood.

I made my first drum over 20 years ago and after reading Layne Redmond’s book “When the Women were Drummers” I felt guided to create drums for women to play.

Hides mostly come from within the United Kingdom and are either from culled wild horses/ponies/deer/stags or animals that have naturally died. The hide is a waste product so by using it we are honouring the animal. As a life long vegetarian I’ve wrestled with the ethics for a long time, in the end my calling to make drums and bring us to the heartbeat of our Mother was too strong! I source my materials as ethically as possible, supporting local crafts people.

Horse medicine is physical power and unearthly power. In shamanic practices throughout the world, horse enables shamans to fly through the air and reach heaven.
In understanding the power of horse, you may see how to strive for a balanced medicine shield. True power is wisdom found in remembering your total journey. Wisdom comes from remembering pathways you have walked in another person’s moccasins. Compassion, caring, teaching, loving, and sharing your gifts, talents, and abilities are the gateway to power.
As a power animal, horse, is primarily a message carrier and is often concerned with traversing “gateways.” It is associated with the power and responsibility that comes from exercising authority, and the wisdom required to use it in a balanced way. On an emotional level, horse is connected with the need for compassionate understanding.
The horse enabled people to explore and find freedom from the constraints of their own communities. This enabled them to travel and thus discover the multiplicity of life and all of its powers. Horses have great appeal to most people. We are fascinated by them, and riding one raises us above the mundane, and renews our sense of power. They signify the wind and even the foam of the sea.
Horses were given powers of divination. More than one legend speaks of the clairvoyance of horses and their ability to recognize those involved in magic. They are symbols that can express the magical side of humans.


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Horse Drum

13 inch, 14 inch