We have 2 beautiful Percheron horses here at Amber Avenue Guesthouse. Their names are Amber and Avenue.
Percheron horses get their name from the former province of Perche, part of what is now the Huisne River Valley in France. Originally bred as a war horse, the Percheron is known for its strength, intelligence and work ethic, which makes it a historically popular breed.
After World War 2, the Percheron and most other breeds of draft horse suffered drastic population declines as farming became more mechanised. The breed was given “critical” status by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (ALBC). Today the breed is listed as a “recovering” species by the ALBC.