Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
One farm near us breeds Percherons that are typical to the ones bred in France - where they originated. I don't think any of their breeding horses are under 17.3hh, some are 19 hh, it's really not uncommon for this breed with certain lines to top out at a little over 19 hh. Most in Canada and USA are bred smaller than that though so maybe people seem a little skeptical because they are not used to seeing this breed get so large, so young. But most Perchrons do mature quite quickly, and are definitely much more developed at young ages compared to alot of draft breeds.
EDIT: I think I'll add that by Percheron standards - this gorgeous horse looks fit, though it's no where near being filled out.
~Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people~
Last edited by mystykat; 02-28-2012 at 11:39 AM.