Officer Foster on the mounted Police Patrol with Drum Horse Turk.
Officer Roy Foster with Turk and Officer Eric Rakow with Legend.
Office Rakow on the mounted Police Patrol with Drum Horse Legend.
The Kentucky horse park located in Lexington Kentucky, It's Kentucky's largest tourist attraction. I could write for hours on the subject. Best way I can explain it is, if you are into horses more than fun rides, the kentucky horse park, is your Disneyland. It is so big, 1200 acres, it is wise to rent a golf cart on the grounds. You can't see it in one day.
Are association with the park is mainly with their mounted police patrol. In 2016, are Becca Owen Had just finished going to the Kentucky Derby. She wore a fancy hat and the works. While in Louisville, she went to the Kentucky Horse park. The Kentucky horse park tries to have a representative of each breed of horse. Becca noticed they did not have a drum horse, so as she always does, started checking into it. As it turns out the park was interested in having a drum horse in the park heard. Few Months of discussing, and are Hytyme Turk, a drum horse gelding went off to Lexington.
Turk Had lived previously for around 3 years, with Leslie Kelly in the Denver area. During this time she trained Turk to reach level 3 dressage, and many other good things. While we had him after that, Sarah Starnes Road Turk in the obstacle class at the Oregon state Fair Horse show in 2016. They won the event. To explain the ability of Turk and Sarah neither one of them had ever competed In a obstacle course, or practiced for it. Turk is a very special horse.
So in 2018, Turk headed for the Kentucky horse park, where he became the official drum horse representative. He did great performing in their shows and events. Not long after that, we were contacted by the park. He was doing so well with his job, meeting people and being one cool dude, the park ask me if he could be on the mountain please patrol. WOW.... what a great honor being their official drum horse representative. And then moving to their mounted police patrol. for drum horses, it doesn't get much better than that. Turk lucked out getting officer Roy Foster Jr to Be his mount. As it just so turned out Roy is a drummer. Those 2 are made for each other. Both loved the other, and it showed.
I had an understanding with Lisa Rakes captain of the mounted patrol, And is quite the expert of experts, that I would let them know when we had a stallion born. As it turns out. We had a young stallion at the time named Legend, but he was one of our breeding studs. So I didn't mention him to Lisa. In 2019 we attended the National Mountain Police Coliseum, Which was a clinic for mounted police patrols from all over Northern America. They also had a clinic for people training them and their horses in mounted police patrol techniques. We took a wonderful drum horse gelding bread by us. And owned by Jennifer Brown. Atlas was pretty large, and stunned many people there with his strength, sized, and ability. While there, I mentioned our stallion Legend to captain Lisa. At the time, they had no openings in the patrol. Then, in 2020. Lisa contacted me and said they had an opening coming up and asked if we still had our stallion. I said yes. She said OK. So we had him gelded. It takes about a year for a recently gelded stallion to get his urges and manner out of him. About a year from that time was the Colliquem in November. Told her we could bring him, compete in the Colloquium, And he could stay. Went to the clinic taking Legend. As with Atlas, people are totally amazed with him being rode by an apprentice at the park. Then I said goodbye to legend and headed home.