Percheron stallion Ughy De Luynes --You can see why these were used as war horses. Even tougher than the Friesians, the Percheron war horses could accommodate the heavier armour of the later Medieval period.
Hughie belongs to Domaine de Coudot in France. He also half-had the name of Pegasus when he was for sale in the USA, appropriate to this photograph in which he seems to be hovering, if not flying. This shot belongs to Domaine de Coudot.
The Percheron is a breed of draft horse that originated in the Perche valley in northern France. Percherons are usually gray or black in color. They are well-muscled, and known for their intelligence and willingness to work. They were originally bred for