The Marsh Tacky was designated the SC State Heritage Horse by Congressman Mark Sanford in 2010 thanks to the horses’ contributions to state development, agricultural, transportation and wartime efforts. A critically endangered species, there are only around 450 Marsh Tackies in existence today.
Marsh Tackies thrived independently on Daufuskie for hundreds of years. The last Marsh Tacky was removed from the island in the 80’s due to resort and golf course development. We brought them “home” in 2015.
The cornerstone of our mission programming is being accomplished! Would you like to sponsor the first Marsh Tacky foals to be born on Daufuskie Island in decades? Our organization has dedicated a majority of our resources this year to ensuring that we are prepared...read More
Welcome to Selmont Farm, the new, permanent home of Daufuskie Marsh Tacky Society. This major capital project, established in July 2017, has been made possible by a private partnership with the Selmont Family. The most significant part of the project is the restoration of...read More
You can be a part of history in the making! Giving to this campaign today will ensure Daufuskie Marsh Tacky Society has the tools and resources needed to provide the very...
We've coined our ongoing traveling, experiential, show-and-tell history lesson for all ages of the general public in partnership with South Carolina institutions, museums, historic sites and public schools the "Marsh Tacky...
Do you or someone you know have documentation about the horses on Daufuskie Island throughout history? Help us record the history of the horses that worked on Daufuskie. We will make...
As Daufuskie Marsh Tacky Society continues to grow, so does our need for land to be placed into our Rotational Pasture Grazing Program. If you are interested in placing your Daufuskie...
As the only charitable organization out there which is maintaining Marsh Tackies in their native habitat, plus has has a welcome policy to the general public for viewing the horses, fulfilling...
You can show your support no matter where you are when you join the Society. When you become a member, your annual contribution will go towards the day to day overhead costs associated with providing the best care for our critically endangered South Carolina State Heritage Horses. Please choose from the following membership levels with a description of those member benefits:
Student – $20/year
Individual – $40/year
Family – $60/year
Farm/Ranch – $100/year
Lifetime – $500
"Mama" is a 2007 grulla mare and mother to the second foal born on Daufuskie in decades.
I am the proud mother of the first Marsh Tacky foal to be born on Daufuskie in decades.
Lowther's Lucero is a 2 year old, bay roan, Marsh Tacky stallion and the father of the first Marsh Tacky born on Daufuskie in decades.
Meet Flaca, our 4 year old grulla mare who joined us in May 2016.