The Marsh Tacky was designated our SC State Heritage Horse because of their generous contributions to development, agricultural, transportation and wartime efforts throughout history. Today, the Marsh Tacky is a critically endangered species and one of the rarest horse breeds in the world. Visit us to experience living history.
Experience the most quintessentially Lowcountry trail riding pursuit available – upon a Marsh Tacky on Daufuskie Island. Private, guided rides are tailored to you, ensuring an adventure that is worthy of being on every equestrian’s bucket list.
Our mission is to preserve, promote and protect the critically endangered Marsh Tacky in their native habitat on Daufuskie Island through equine oriented programs that benefit the public. Join the Society today!
Marsh Tackies thrived independently on Daufuskie for hundreds of years until they were removed in the 80’s due to resort and golf course development. We brought them back “home” in 2015. We are the only nonprofit that exists exclusively to benefit the South Carolina State Heritage in its historically native habitat.
We are so fortunate to be featured in this news story which aired on February 13, 2018! Sincere thanks to WTOC, David Klugh and the crew who spent an entire day with us and worked behind the scenes to bring this story to our...read More
We are grateful for our partnerships out there, as we are stronger together. Through cooperation, collaboration and an overlapping of common goals, we have been able to help each other find success through an increase in educational outreach, programming, special events and more. If you have an idea for how we could work together, please reach out, we are always looking to expand our network of partners.
Meet Mateo. This is the second foal from our breeding program on Daufuskie. He will be 4 years old in November 2021 and is currently in training under saddle.
Meet Flaca. This grulla mare was born in 2013 and joined our herd on Daufuskie in 2016. She is the mother to the third Marsh Tacky born on Daufuskie, Clover.
Carolina Moon earned the nickname "Marshside Mama" when she joined our herd in 2016 with Flaca. She was born in 2007 and has a been-there-done-that attitude. She's opinionated, athletic, and a blast to ride.
Louie, born in 2015, is a bay dun roan stallion and the father of the first Marsh Tacky foals born on Daufuskie in decades. He is sired by Hershey.