The Augeron is a breed of horse that originated in France, but has since been blended into the Percheron.
They were known for their draft capabilities and were often used for heavy duty draft work.
Here is everything you need to know about this special breed!
Augeron Horse Breed Info
Here are some of the key things you need to know about the Augeron:
|Height (size)||15.2 – 16.3 hands high|
|Country of Origin||France|
|Common Uses||Farm draft work, driving|
Augeron Horse Facts & Information (Breed Profile)
During the 19th century, the breed evolved from the Percheron and eventually blended back into the Percheron during the 1960s.
1913 was the year the The Société Hippique du trait Augeron, or Augeron Horse Society, was founded.
The goal of the society was to preserve the breed and distinguish it from its ancestor, the Percheron.
The Augeron was bred in the region Pays-d’Auge, and it is considered somewhat of a subtype of a Percheron that developed over the years due to the influence of soil and climate.
Its status has been the subject of continuous discussion and debate.
In order to preserve the cradle of breeding Percheron horses, only horses born near the Perche were allowed to be registered in the studbook and use the name “Percheron”.
Due to this restriction, some of the horses who were bred in neighboring regions were not included, including those from Maine and the Augeron.
If you’re interested in learning more about this fascinating breed, keep reading!
“Caen or Virois”
Well-built, energetic, strong
15.2 – 16.3 hands high
Farm draft work, driving
Country of Origin