Today the Calvados region in Lower Normandy has one stud farm every 42 km, producing the descendants of the original Percheron and the two lines descending from the Norman horse; the Norman Cob and French Trotter. We actually only saw the one stud farm on our travels, me cooing at the leggy mares and nuzzling foals, but then we did miss a mountain
The Norman Cob with the short-legged and stocky characteristics of its Norman heritage, is around today as carriage and
farm horses. Refined by the leggy English Thoroughbred and hot blooded Arab, the Norman Cob provides for the pleasure and leisure industries as well as the military and police and more lucrative Equestrian Sports.