There is not only an American Stud-Book for recording the Percherons, but one for the French draft and one for Norman horses as well. We have, then, three distinct Stud-Books for recording what is virtually one breed of horses, In other words, we have a sharp distinction without a difference. If fifty horses of each of these groups were turned loose in the show-ring, neither a Frenchman nor an American could place the animals correctly by groups. This is confusing, when the beginner starts out to learn something of draft-horses; nevertheless, good is likely to come out of this war of breeds, since the breeders of these various French horses will keep up a sharp, and, it is hoped, peaceful and honest rivalry. Breaking up a breed into groups sometimes results in great good. In time, the survival of the fittest will solve many questions which arguments and a multitude of words fail to explain.
Some of the imported French horses are not eligible to record in the Percheron Stud-Book, hence there appears to be good reason for establishing another one. All this leads to the question, Why not establish another Stud-Book of "Approved American-French Draft-Horses," as previously outlined?
It is not necessary separately to describe either the French draft or the Norman, as the description of the Percheron already given will suffice.