Percheron

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Percheron

a French heavy draft horse, of graceful build and action. Gray, white or black, 15.2 to 17 hands high.
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Percheron horse. By permission from Sambraus HH, Livestock Breeds, Mosby, 1992
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Little horses just aren't sturdy enough to hold up in a dude operation in the Rocky Mountains,'' Kipp Saile said, noting that about 15 of their 60 horses were Percheron mixes, the largest weighing 1,800 pounds.
A 1930 census showed 70 percent of purebred draft horses were Percherons.
The Percherons have gone to homes in Suffolk, Lincolnshire, Cambridge and Warwickshire.
Horse handler Chanelle Sullivan watches as two new Percheron foals play together at a Warwickshire stud farm which boasts Britain's only Percheron display team.
Heinz Hitch driver John Dryer, himself a Rose Parade veteran having pulled the Heinz float with his Percheron horse team, will trade in his reins for a microphone on January 1.
Three Percherons pull their four-ton carriage to a part of the jungle where a 36-inch diameter, 1,800 to 2,000-year-old Penda tree grows.
Eight Percherons to Assume Duty with Department of the Army
Lenny Woodis had taught his former wife to drive Apollo and Zeus, the two big Percherons he got at auction 11 years ago.
Draft mules, from crosses with Belgians, Percherons and other drafts, are still a popular option for those who would like to plow or pull logs with their mules.
An ornamental blacksmith by trade, Mr McPherson has a life-long passion for heavy horses - not just Shires, but Clydesdales and Suffolks, Ardennes and Percherons.
Mr Collins has calculated that the horses - eight shire horses and eight Percherons - will have to generate a force of more than five tonnes to separate the two metal hemispheres if an absolute vacuum is achieved.
The eight-horse team of matched black Percherons will each have the newly created "Weight Watchers Success(R)" rose braided into their manes.