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Desert Norman horses are essentially a smaller version ofrnthe Percheron breed. Development of Desert Norman horses began in La Perche, arndistrict of Normandy southwest of Paris, France - one of the oldestrnhorse-breeding areas in the world. In 732 A.D., Arabian horses abandoned byrnMoors after their defeat in the Battle of Tours, were crossed with the massivernFlemish stock and from this cross came the Percheron type which has endured forrntwelve centuries.rnrn 

rnrnDuring the Crusades, further infusions of Arab blood werernmade. In the early 1800s the French Government's Stud at La Pin introducedrnfurther Arab blood into the Percheron breed by covering selected mares with twornoutstanding grey Arab sires. Now all contemporary Percherons share this commonrnheritage - grey or black in color - courtesy of the foundation stock thatrnoriginated in Le Perche.rnrn 

rnrnThis cross created a versatile horse suited for driving,rnriding or farm work. But as the Industrial Revolution dawned at the beginningrnof the Nineteenth Century, the changing demands for agriculture andrntransportation began favoring a heavier animal, and Percheron breedersrnresponded by producing the large and powerful horse we know today.rnrn 

rnrnNow, they are being bred with a focus on a smaller size, tornproduce a strong, but fast, horse for recreational and competitive equestrianrnactivities.

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