Question by  Kayla (144)

What are some facts about the Percheron breed of horses?

My boyfriend has a Percheron and I want to impress him with my knowledge. What can you tell me about this breed of horse?


Answer by  Cypress (166)

The Percheron originated from Le Perche, France. Because of their size, strength and gentle disposition, they were used for agricultural labor and to pull coaches in the cities. Today, they are mainly used as pleasure and driving horses.


Answer by  MrsShannonHarrell (768)

Origins in France, on the border of Normandy. Used by Knights as mounts (aka. Coursers), coach horses, farm animals. Imported to USA in the early 1900's. Known for black at birth, changing to grey as they age. Versatile- they ride, drive and pull. Energetic, intelligent, athletic animals.


Answer by  justmesuzanne (625)

The Percheron is a mid-size, elegant French draft horse that has been used for labor and as a mount for knights. They are uncommonly strong, graceful and even tempered. Google Percheron Facts for an in-depth look.


Answer by  KL (11)

They are known as a lighter breed of draft horses. Generally some thoroughbred influence is present making them a more versatile breed of draft horses.

You have 50 words left!