Southern Comfort Carriage Service use basically Belgian and Percheron draft horses for our carriages downtown. Our horses are the best-trained, best groomed and the best cared for horses in Nashville.
PBS ran a special and stated that the draft horse can pull 3 times its
own weight on skids. Our horses pull carriages on wheels
that one man can pull. Their average weight is 1500 lbs.
We use regular shoes with drill tec to prevent them from slipping on the asphalt. They are shod every six weeks by a professional farrier. They are frequently visited by a veterinarian.
The horses are stabled on a farm just outside of Nashville. They have 125 acres to play on. They are only 20 minutes from downtown Nashville, ensuring a very short ride to and from town in a horse trailer.