Percheron horses, massive in size, were used to clear rock and plow these mountains.  My mother told the story of one of their horses, a dapple grey named Charlie, who was so large that she and her four siblings could all ride at one time.

Percheron horses, massive in size, were used to clear rock and plow these mountains. My mother told the story of one of their horses, a dapple grey named Charlie, who was so large that she and her four siblings could all ride at one time.

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beautiful dapple gray Percheron draft horse. This breed of horse is widely used by the Amish for pulling wagons and plows.

beautiful dapple gray Percheron draft horse. This breed of horse is widely used by the Amish for pulling wagons and plows.

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Percheron foal, Jack from Dapplewood farm - size of its bones! ! Lordy gonna be a big bugger that one!

Percheron foal, Jack from Dapplewood farm - size of its bones! ! Lordy gonna be a big bugger that one!

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Dappled gray Percheron (a draft horse that originated in western France, usually gray or black.)

Dappled gray Percheron (a draft horse that originated in western France, usually gray or black.)

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Percheron draft horsesis a breed of draft horse that originated in the Huisne river valley in northern France, part of the former Perche province, & are well-muscled, and known for their intelligence and willingness to work. They were originally bred for use as war horses. Over time, they began to be used for pulling stage coaches and later for agriculture and hauling heavy goods.

Percheron draft horsesis a breed of draft horse that originated in the Huisne river valley in northern France, part of the former Perche province, & are well-muscled, and known for their intelligence and willingness to work. They were originally bred for use as war horses. Over time, they began to be used for pulling stage coaches and later for agriculture and hauling heavy goods.

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The beauty of a Blue Percheron #horse  Everything I ever wanted in a horse tall and colorful

The beauty of a Blue Percheron #horse Everything I ever wanted in a horse tall and colorful

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Percherons are big, powerful horses that ride well and work hard. Their temperament allows them to be gentle enough for new riders, but stern enough for when it's time to go to war.

Percherons are big, powerful horses that ride well and work hard. Their temperament allows them to be gentle enough for new riders, but stern enough for when it's time to go to war.

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