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Closeup of the Heart of the Wind Horse Drum

The Wind Horse Lightning Drum

The beautiful new Wind Horse Lightning Drum

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rich leather wrap covers the handle of the Wind Horse Lightning Drum drumstick
sample of a prayer flag

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the mystical symbol of the Wind Horse Lightning Drum from Thunder Valley Drums
Special silk covering for the Wind Horse Lightning Drum drumstick

Honoring The Perfect Radiance

This is the essence: The Wind Horse Drum speaks from its lightning core to boldly magnify and illuminate an allied shaman’s prayers and intentions for peace, spiritual healing and balance. It is a mystical union of two hearts joined to confront adversity and alleviate suffering in the perfect radiance of service to all of life, All That Is.

Bob's Thoughts About The Wind Horse Lightning Drum

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Wind Horse Ensemble  Features

A drum is known for its sound, and this beautiful drum will become known for that. Presently, though, there is a healer somewhere in the world who will hear the drum, not with ears, but with a compassionate heart. And the person will immediately recognize the singular vibration which is the heartbeat of this ally drum.

Then, the couple will meet.

And that is when the world will hear the sound of drum and drummer, two hearts as one. As quiet as the dawn, as big as the sky.

symbol for the Wind Horse Lightning Drum from Thunder Valley Drums https://www.naturalshamandrums.com
the wind horse drum ensemble in the Kentucky woods.
The handcrafted stand for the Wind Horse Lightning Drum

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The Wind Horse ensemble is equally at home inside or outside. Bob will send a personal "Use and Care" information sheet to you at the time of purchase in order to help you prepare for the drum's arrival and continuing care.

The Drum

  • Lightning-Struck Maple 

  • Girth 44-inches (round); Height 5-inches; Diameter Drumhead 14-inches (varies); frame 2-inches thick (varies)

  • Elk Rawhide Drum Head with Buffalo Lacing

  • Suede Cowhide Grip (on bottom) 

  • Tiara: A braided combination of silky Royal Blue hemmed material, trimmed and hemmed; Tibetan Natural Silk Embroidery Hada Khata Scrarf with Eight Auspicious Signs, hemmed; deer lacing with wooden beads; Handmade 6-gauge solid copper Heart of Compassion

  • Thunder Valley Drums Nameplate conceals emerald chips buried in the frame

The handmade stand is characterized by several unique features, including the primary use of a Lightning-Struck cedar tree.

While we in the Western World may know little of the beautiful ancient Asian concept of Wind Horse, it is not too late. Though its likely shamanic roots are now mostly buried in a long forgotten past, and its interpretation recalculated by many cultures over time, its core is believed to have remained. Personally, I think that’s because it is a spiritual Truth beyond words, but knowable in the heart and ever existing. Human words, selfish prejudices or political deeds cannot abrogate it. Nor can it be owned, sold or traded by declaration. Rather, it is free for the taking.

                                                            Those in authority,                                                                   which is to say                                                                           scholars, teachers and                                                             practitioners, propose                                                             Wind Horse to be                                                                     defined on many                                                                       layers, from the more                                                             superficial (as in good                                                            

luck) to the more substantial (as in being at the center of the force of creation itself). Somewhere in between rests the beautiful interpretation of it being a means by which prayers for good health, prosperity and a well-balanced life are carried by the wind to touch all beings, to be inhaled or absorbed with the very breath of life. It is symbolized on prayer flags the world over, and in that sense, it is succeeding in spreading heartfelt prayer to all beings.

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Example, Wind Horse Prayer Flag.

A local Kentucky woody shrub supplied a lively drumstick that's lightweight, sturdy and easy to lift.

Drum Stand and Drumstick

  • Bob constructed the stand with recovered maple crosspieces on top, a short section of a trunk from a Lightning-Struck cedar tree in the middle, and sections cut from recovered 100-year-old weathered cedar fence posts and hardwood struts on the bottom.

  • The stand is beautifully hand finished with beeswax and oil


  • 13 1/2-inches long, 2 3/4-inches round about 1-inch thick

  • Handle wrapped in blue suede deer lacing, and the top covered with pure dyed silk and tied with matching blue lace

Though certainly not an expert

of the concept as it exists in its

cultural context, I am perfectly

willing to honor Wind Horse in the form of this spiritually nourishing drum from my heart's perspective. As such, it is a means for the expression of a free and joyful universe. Its very purpose is the transformation of the lesser into the greater, ill health into better health through illumination and transmission of intentioned service.

The drum is the essence of an earlier union between Lightning Beings and a sacred tree, brought together like lovers in one bright, transcendent flash, the portents of which suggest a lasting enlightenment contained in the Wind Horse Drum’s heart and deep into its interstitial cellular level.

At its core, Wind Horse is about healing and lifting to one’s highest potential. The Wind Horse Lightning Drum is one with that accord, heart to heart.

Beyond words.