Hi Horse Pals,
This weeks' horse is the well known Percheron.
Fact #1: Originally from the La Perche district of Normandy, France, the Percheron is one of the most popular draft horses and is found world wide.
Fact #2: One of the tallest horses on record was a Percheron named Dr. Le Gear. He was foaled in 1902, stood 21 hands and weighed 2,995 pounds!
Fact #3: They can stand between 15.2 and 19 hands, can weigh up to 2,600 pounds and are typically come in black and gray.
Fact #4: The versatile Percheron has been used as a warhorse, for draft and farm work and also as a riding horse.
Fact #5: For a heavy horse, they have grace and freedom of movement, and amazing stamina, being able to travel in trot, on average, an incredible 35 miles a day!
I hope you love the Percheron as much as I do. Some say they may have existed since the Ice Age! Wow!
Here Is a clue for next weeks' horse: it is named after a person.
Your Horse Pal,