WishWoody Acres Ranch would like to announce the up and coming Drum Mare “Wish” to our herd. Wish is registered with IDHA (International Drum Horse Association).  She is a July 2013 baby and is a black and white Tovero, tall and more refined than some of the Drum horses you see out there. She has good hair and nice bone. She is a sweet, kind filly – willing to climb into your back pocket if you allowed her.  Wish’s SIRE is Latcho Tango who is homozygous black and heterozygous for tobiano



SUCCESS at our show in August.

August 2017 WSSH show


We held Carri High-Maganzini clinics at our place this year and will continue to do so in the 2018 year. 

Carri High-Maganzini clinic in July at Woody Acres Ranch


We were asked to be part of a book this year, here are two of my favorite shots from that shoot.  The book should be published before the year is over.


Photo shoot for equestrian book.


Photo shoot for equestrian book.

Time is moving fast and this year’s WSSH show season is over.  As a 4 year old Wish has improved in leaps and bounds and currently ranked 6th overall.  Our final ranking for the 2017 year is 6th in the nation!   I can ony imagine what our 2018 show season will be like now that she is maturing.

 WSSH June 2017  June 2017 WSSH


Big year for Wish, we began the year with our breed shows and WSSH shows.  We came home with lot’s of blue ribbons and a happy horse. Photos to come…



Wish will begin saddle work this fall – this is her first time having anyone on her – she walked w/o any issues. 

Wish will be at the Oregon Horse Center for a breed show, join us and come say, “Hi”.


 Woody Acres Ranch would like to present our newest International Drum mare, Rolling Thunder Magick Drum.   Magick’s DOB is 6/14/14 and we plan on breed showing her till she is of age to start.  At that point, she will be started under saddle for Dressage, trail riding and moving cattle.  In the future, she will be bred to our stallion HYT WAR Drums Sebastian.

Percentages: 50% Gypsy and 50% Clydesdale. Color: Bay and White IDHA #: D0417M












Magick is just beginning some saddle work but all her classes were halter classes at the breed shows….here are her accomplishments for one show.

Magick Mt Hood 2016













Her first show with us will be 10/17,18 in Eugene, Oregon at the Oregon Horse Center.  Expect to see more from this flashy filly!!




HYT Portia

Portia 2012-11-04HYT Portia.

Portia was an International Drum Horse, she was  with us from 6/7/08 to 11/26/13. Portia was only 5½ but already starting 2nd Level Dressage with her rider Melanie Woody for the 2014 show season. We will miss her greatly!






As a 16H mare, she moved quietly and rhythmically, especially for only being 4 years old. We started her ourselves in December 2010 and began showing in the spring of 2011. During that year she competed in Dressage levels Intro and Training, scoring in the mid 60’s to low 70’s.

In 2012, she finished training level and finished the year doing First Level Test 1, a great accomplishment for both horse and rider who had only been riding Dressage since December 2010. We were planning the 2014 show season at recognized shows doing Second Level before she passed.


These horses make great family, trail, kid and show horses. When Portia was only 3 years old I was comfortable enough to allow a 3 year old child to ride her. This breed has a disposition like no other: safe, forward, comfortable, and flashy!