Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky
The Percheron was imported into the United States in 1839, and the Percheron Horse Association of America was established in 1876.
This breed is primarily composed of black and gray horses, with some having white markings. Percherons lack the heavy feathering behind the fetlocks characteristic of most draft breeds. Percherons are light on their feet and have high knee action and a bold trot that makes them desirable for draft-horse shows.