Our company symbol is the Percheron work horse which originated in Le Percher, France. The McFarland family, 7th generation American farmers, fifth generation California farmers, began using the historic Percheron breed in the 1800s while in Adams and Monroe Counties, Ohio. Later, in 1904, when James Boyd McFarland moved to Anaheim, California, he began using Percherons on his own farming operation. He preferred dapple gray, but he did have some black Percherons in his stable. His horses were highly prized for their speed and pulling strength. As a matter of fact, they won numerous pulling and speed contests at early California State fairs.