Percheron Draft Horse
Percherons originated in the La Perche region of northwest France. They are compact and muscular, yet retain from their Arabian ancestry an elegance and active way of going. The neck is crested, and the face is refined with the large, dark eyes of the Arab. Color may vary from black to dapple gray or blue roan, some of which eventually turn white. In some areas sorrel is a common color. Percherons have little feathering on the legs and are used for farming, logging, and pulling contests, as well as to pull heavy wagons for advertising and for carriage rides on city streets and at historical sites. Percherons are becoming increasingly more popular for riding, as well.
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08 June 2011
19 October 2011 last revision