What a beautiful mare she is! This is encouraging indeed, as I have a 4-year-old Desert Norman mare. She is all black and looks very much Percheron but she is shorter, perhaps due to the Arab influence? She was a PMU foal out of Canada. I have her export papers from Deloraine, Manitoba. Since Percherons continue to grow into their seventh year I'm not sure how tall she will ultimately be but now she is 15 2. She too has good bone, a strong neck and powerful engine. My farrier thinks she is too thick bodied to be used as an event horse but I have seen full Percherons used in eventing. I will be using her mainly as a trail mount, perhaps competitive trail. I'm looking forward to hearing from more owners of Desert Normans as well!