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Arabian horse - A breed of horses that originated on the Arabian Peninsula. With a distinctive head shape and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the mose easily recognizable horse breeds in the world. It is also one of the oldest breeds with archaeological evidence of horses that resemble modern Arabians dating back 4,500 years. Arabian horses were spread around the world by both war and trade. Arabian bloodlines are found in almost every modern breed of riding horse.

The Percheron is a breed of draft horse that originated in the Huisne river valley in northern France. Usually gray or black in color, Percherons are well-muscled, and known for their intelligence and willingness to work. Although their exact origins are unknown, the ancestors of the breed were present in the valley by the 17th century. They were originally bred for use as war horses. Over time, they began to be used for pulling stage coaches and later for agriculture and hauling heavy…

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