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post #11 of 15 Old 04-30-2011, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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You didn't know the 1st? LOL the second and first were easy for me :p lol if someone asked me the third I would guess something else!

The exact origins of the _____have been lost over time. Some believe they are descendants of the original horses found in the region during the Ice Age, others that he is closely related to the Boulonnais horse used in the Roman invasion of Brittany. Still others believe the breed is from Abd el Rahman's Arab stallions or part of the horses used by the invading Moors at the battle of Poitiers which were divided among the victorious French forces. Regardless of these ancient beginnings it is known that at two points in history the native mares of the Le Perche region of France were mated with Arab stallions, first during the eighth century and later during the Middle Ages. By the time of the crusades the _____ was widely recognized as outstanding for his substance and soundness, as well as for his characteristic beauty and style.
By the 17th century horses produced in Le Perche had attained widespread notoriety and were in demand for many different uses. The _____ of this time showed less scale and was probably more active. He stood from 15 to 16 hands high.
In the early 19th century the French government established a stud at Le Pin for the development of army mounts. In 1823, a horse named Jean Le Blanc was foaled in Le Perche and all of today's _____ bloodlines trace directly to this horse.
_____ were first imported to the United States in 1839, by Edward Harris of Moorestown, New Jersey. The stallions, Normandy and Louis Napoleon, were imported to Ohio in 1851. Louis Napolean was later sold into Illinois and wound up in the hands of the Dunham family who were instrumental in forming the ______ Association.
Thousands of ______ were imported to America in the last half of the 19th century, and importations continued up until World War II. The _____quickly became the favorite of both the American farmer and the teamster who moved freight on the nations city streets. The _____ was so popular that by 1930, the government census showed that there were three times as many registered ______ as the other four draft breeds combined.
Following World War II, the invention of the modern farm tractor nearly made the breed extinct. As America modernized and mechanized, the ____ was all but forgotten. However, a handful of farmers, including many Amish, dedicated to the preservation of the breed, kept it alive through the next twenty years of the draft horse depression.
The 1960's, saw a renaissance in the draft horse business as Americans rediscovered it's usefulness. _____ are now back on small farms and working in the forest. Thousands of _____ are used for recreation such as hayrides, sleighrides and parades.
_____ are shown in competition hitching and halter classes at many state and county fairs across the country. _______are used in advertising and promotion of other businesses. They are a common sight on many streets as the carriage business flourishes in many of our larger cities
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Le Perche
Sounds like a Percheron, or is that to obvious
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post #13 of 15 Old 05-01-2011, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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Percheron! Ding Ding Ding! Just a quick note, if you get 3 right, then please say you did or PM me and I will PM you info :)

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The ______ horse has been highly regarded since the Middle Ages. Also the ________, has officially been known as the Purebred Spanish Horse, reigned for several centuries throughout the known world as the embodiment of perfection in horseflesh. The _______ is represented by the names Iberian Saddle Horse, Iberian War Horse, Jennet, Carthusian, Spanish Horse, Portuguese, Peninsular, Castilian, Extremeno, Villanos, Zapata, and Zamaranos.
Spanish horses have been esteemed for their quality and appearance since Roman times. The Moors invaded Spainin the Seventh Century and brought Barb horses with them. These oriental horses were crossed with quality native Spanish stock, and the result was the _____. In the Middle Ages, the _______ was the favored mount for European nobles. The _____ was a major influence on the Lipizzaner breed in the 1500's. More recently, it was used as a cavalry mount. Its numbers at one time diminished, but today the ________ physical appearance and flashy action make it one of the world's most desirable riding horses.
Physical Description
The ___________has a distinguished appearance, usually appearing in the colors white and light gray, and occasionally bay. It is a compact horse with excellent proportions, and usually stands at 15.2 hands. The mane and tail are abundant. It has a flat or slightly convex nose, small ears, and its head is set on a substantial neck. The chest is quite massive and the quarters are lean. The legs are clean and the action is quite energetic. The _______ is renowned for its ability to learn and its superb temperament.
The ______ originated in and gained its name from the Spanish Province of Andalusia. Its ancestors are the Iberian (Spanish) horse and the Barb horse which was brought to Spain by invading Moors. It was bred principally by Carthusian Monks in the late Middle Ages. The famed William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle, wrote: "...the Spanish horse is the noblest animal in the world..." Cortes brought ______ to America for his conquests.
Notes of Interest
_________ horses owe a great deal to the Carthusian Monks who bred them, beginning in the late Middle Ages. In the late 1400's, studs were founded at monasteries in Terez, Seville, and Cazallo. The monks were superb horse breeders and trainers, and kept the blood of their horses quite pure. The _______ purity was threatened in the 1800's when Napoleon's army invaded Spain and stole many horses. One herd of _______ was hidden and used to renew the breed. In 1832, an epidemic devastated Spain's horse population. Only a small herd of ________ at the Monastery of Cartuja survived. No ________ were exported until 1962.
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Andalusian, right?
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