History of the Percheron
The Percheron originated in La Perche, France and is one of the most elegant of the draft horse breeds. The influence of the Arabian can be seen particularly in their free-flowing and active stride. The Percheron has been used to farm, artillery work, as a workhorse, riding, and in the show ring. Characteristically, the Percheron has a very fine head which is attributed to their Arab blood. Typically they are black or gray and stand between 16.0 hh to 18.1 hh. They truly are gentle giants.
1st Place Gelding Team
2010 Illinois State Fair
Reserve World Champion Ladie's Team
2010 World Percheron Congress
Des Moines, IA
One of the many shows Sal & Max have been a part of. Sal is the horse on the right.