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Percheron is a draught horse race originating in the Huisne basin in the west of France, part of the former Perche region from which it derives its name. Typically grey or black, Percherons are well muscleled and known for their intellect and readiness to work.
Even though their precise origin is not known, the race's predecessors were already present in the valleys in the seventeenth cenury. Initially, they were raised for use as military ponies. Arabic bleeding was added to the race in the latter part of the eighteenth and early nineteenth hundreds. Percheron export from France to the United States and other nations increased rapidly at the end of the nineteenth millennium, and in 1883 the first pure Percheron studbook was produced in France.
In Europe, the race was intensively used during the Great Patriotic War, and some US dressage mounts were sent back to France to help with the warfare. From 1918 Percherons were cultivated in Great Britain, and in 1918 the British Percheron Horse Society was founded. In 1934, after a number of name and stud book changes, the present US Percheron Register was founded.
Percherons made up 70 per cent of the United States draught horse market in the early thirties, but their numbers fell sharply after the Second World War. In 2009, the United States alone recorded about 2,500 horse registrations per year. They are still intensively used for design, and in France they are used as nutrition.
These have been bred with several lightweight horse races to make horse for rank work and competitions. For the Percheron, the magnitude regarded as perfect differs from country to country. They are generally grey or black in colour, although the US register also allows the recording of Rouan, Brown and chestnut work.
In France  and Great Britain only mould or sable horse may be inscribed. 3 ] Many a horse has spots of whiteness on its head and leg, but the registers consider excess whiteness unwanted. Sometimes the race is used under the seat. Skip up the page in French Quotation in French: "généralement pasée thusus silence par les àuteurs " Skip up the page in French: a by " Règlement du stud-book du ceval Percheron " (PDF) (in French).
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The Percheron Horse Association of America. Brought back on October 7, 2009. Skip up to: a to " Percheron ". Races of the world. The International Horse Museum. Returned on January 29, 2012. Hop, Springen Sie hoch ^ "Histoire de la Percheron Horse Society britannique". This is the Percheron Horse Society. Returned on May 3, 2012. Skip up to: a y d y d Kouyoumdjian, Virginia (May 27, 2011).
"The World Percheron Congress 2011". Draft Horse Journal. Returned on September 7, 2011. Hop up ^ Pilley-Mirande, Nathalie (October 2002). 62-65 Chemistry, French edition (371). Hop up ^ Leboucq, Christophe (2002). Origin and future of the Percheron draught horse (thesis) (in French). Skip up ^ "Règlement Stud Book" (in French).
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Parcheron Horse Breeders Association of Australia. Returned on April 27, 2012. Simons & Schuster's Guide to Horses and Ponies. The chevaux de trait (in French). On the trail of the horse named Pécheron. Encyclopedia of the Horse (1st edition). An homage to the Pécheron. The International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds. Couplings and belts: a centuries of use of the working horse (in French).
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