Draft Horse Percheron

Horses October 10, 2014 Print Friendly and PDF
Percheron's Pulling Sled in Competition

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky

The Percheron was imported into the United States in 1839, and the Percheron Horse Association of America was established in 1876. 

This breed is primarily composed of black and gray horses, with some having white markings. Percherons lack the heavy feathering behind the fetlocks characteristic of most draft breeds. Percherons are light on their feet and have high knee action and a bold trot that makes them desirable for draft-horse shows.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.