American Melody Carriages  

Nashville Area's Newest, Truest, Red White and Bluest Horse-Drawn Carriage Company!

Patriotte is a 16 year old Shire mare. She carries the classic coloring, feathery feet, and thick mane and tail the breed is known for. Shires originated in Britain, where they are loved for their easygoing temperament and their ability to pull tremendous loads. Today, there are only about 200 registered Shires in the United States, although many more are not officially registered or are crossed with other breeds.

 

Patriotte was featured as "Rudolph"  in December  2016 with Nashville Predator P.K. Subban as his partner in the Subban Sleigh. She has also participated in the Hendersonville Veteran’s Day Parade and the Nashville Christmas parade and many other events. She is a favorite of children for her loving personality and her beautiful long forelock. She works single and as a team, and has been the caparisoned, or ‘rider-less horse’ at military funerals.                                                                                                                   

Probably the most well-known caparisoned horse was one called Black Jack who served for         many funerals at Arlington National Cemetery, including the funeral of JFK.  Black Jack was          buried with full military honors.

  • Patriotte the caparisoned horse honoring a WWII Vet who fought at Normandy.
    Patriotte the caparisoned horse honoring a WWII Vet who fought at Normandy.
  • Patriotte as Rudolph the Christmas Horse!
    Patriotte as Rudolph the Christmas Horse!
  • Patriotte pulling the Subban Sleigh through Downtown Nashville.
    Patriotte pulling the Subban Sleigh through Downtown Nashville.
  • Patriotte staged for photos at a Derby-themed party.  Run for the roses!
    Patriotte staged for photos at a Derby-themed party. Run for the roses!
  • Patriotte the H&R Block St. Patrick's Day sweetheart.
    Patriotte the H&R Block St. Patrick's Day sweetheart.
  • Patriotte loving children at our open house.
    Patriotte loving children at our open house.
Patriotte the caparisoned horse honoring a WWII Vet who fought at Normandy.
Patriotte the caparisoned horse honoring a WWII Vet who fought at Normandy.