As is typical of any draft horse, the Percheron is a powerful and majestic animal. The Percheron horse is a breed with a lot of history and a lot of heart.
Percherons are elegant and refined in their build. They have sturdy but sculpted arched necks, and faces that have a touch of an Arabian influence to them.
Percherons are well known to be gentle giants, with a commanding presence but a docile demeanor.
The one area to take caution with, though, is their grooming. They have heavy coats that can get packed and matted in wet, cold climates, regular brushing is a must.
Percherons are still the horse of choice for parades, sleigh rides and pulling carriages. The largest team of working Percherons can be found at Disneyland Paris.