“Louie” is our 3 going on 4 year old, bay roan stallion. As his name implies, he has a bright future standing at stud for DMTS. Lucero was handpicked by us from a crop of babies sired by Hershey on Mr. DP Lowther’s farm in Ridgeland, SC. He has grown to become the father of the first Marsh Tacky foals born on Daufuskie in over 40 years. He possesses the sought after conformation and characteristics in the breed – smaller size, strong short back, dorsal and zebra striping, thick double mane, striking bay roan color, and personality to match. He loves people and has a quiet but curious temperament. He is coming along nicely in his schooling and was started under saddle in summer 2018.
Reina is a 2014 buckskin mare who was cherry picked from a herd of over 20 yearlings from Mr. DP Lowther’s farm in Ridgeland, SC. She is Daufuskie’s Homecoming “Queen” who, along with Lucero, take the title as the very first Marsh Tackies to be brought back to her historical roots as the foundation for the DMTS herd. She is textbook in conformation and character, currently standing at 14.2 hands and around 750 lbs with a buckskin color, prominent dorsal and zebra stripes, neat black socks and fine head. She is the mother of the first Marsh Tacky foal to be born on Daufuskie in decades and is now participating in equine assisted activities.
Carolina Moon immediately earned the nickname “Marshside Mama” when she joined the DMTS herd along with Flaca from Jeanette Beranger’s farm in May 2016. She has a keen woods sense and immediately took to teaching Lucero, then a yearling, some manners when she was introduced to him as pasture buddies at that time. Born in 2007 she has earned her been-there-done-that attitude and has been a tremendous asset to our program. From beach rides to deer hunting to lessons and pony rides, this girl has done it all. She is the mother of the second Marsh Tacky foal to be born on Daufuskie in decades Mateo, sired by Lowther’s Lucero. She is by breeder Lee McKenzie, off of his stallion Cowboy and out of his mare Bee Bop.
Flaca is a 2013 model, boasting the finest pedigree, which is what you would expect coming from Jeanette Beranger’s farm in North Carolina. On staff with the American Livestock Conservancy, Jeanette has made many contributions to the breed. She conducted the vast amount of field work pulling DNA samples for creating the Marsh Tacky stud book and registry, which the ALC maintains. Registered name “Soleil”, this striking beauty is out of Carolina Moon (Cowboy and Beebop) and off of David Grant’s stud DP, who is arguably the most famous and accomplished Marsh Tacky stud out there today. She possesses the sought after physical breed characteristics including her grullo color, thick mane and tail, very little white, dorsal and zebra stripes.
Barrier Island Carolina Girl
DMTS Estelita Scurry
Give a warm welcome to Estelita, the first Marsh Tacky foal to be born on Daufuskie in over 40 years. This filly is a chip off the old block, and currently displays the same buckskin color with a prominent dorsal stripe like her mama, as well as black socks and a tiny white star like her daddy Lucero. Born November 11, 2017, she will grow up and go into our professional training program, then be offered for sale to a good home.
Mateo is the second Marsh Tacky foal to be born on Daufuskie in many decades. His arrival, just six days after Estelita, was anticipated by us to be born first! His birthday proves that he was conceived during Hurricane Matthew, so he is a true silver lining to the storm. He has a brave heart and a curious, athletic nature. Like his half sister Estelita, he will go into our professional training program as a two year old then be offered for sale to a good home.