American Melody Carriages
Belle is a 28 year old Percheron mare, affectionately known as "The Princess" or "Princess Belle" because of her elegant walk, arched neck, and her regal beauty. Percherons originated in France, where they were bred as war horses and later used to pull stagecoaches. Known for their serious work ethic, they are likely the most popular draft breed in the United States, used for pulling, forestry work, and crossing on light breeds such as thoroughbreds to create riding horses.
Belle has been used for a number of weddings and events, both single and as a team, and is currently semi-retired, but enjoys working occasional weddings, funerals, and photo shoots by special requests. She is also popular for our lead-around rides for both kids and adults, and has been known to appear as a rare unicorn sighting for special occasions!