Percheron Horse Breed Information, History, Size, & lifespan
The Percheron Horse is a horse breed developed in the Huisne river valley in France, which was previously known as Perche. Originally bred as a warhorse, the Percheron is known for its strength, intelligence, and work ethic, which makes it a historically popular breed.
Percherons horse are bred primarily in the United States, France, and Great Britain for draft work and as show horses, and are bred for food in France. Like many draft horses, Percherons suffered a steep population decline after WWII, but have since rebounded. More than 2,500 were registered just in the United States as recently as 2009.