Our Mission

Our mission is to protect the critically endangered Marsh Tacky horse in the context of its historical roots on Daufuskie Island through breeding, training and sales plus educational and special events programming.

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Q1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Our ultimate goal is to contribute to increasing the Marsh Tacky’s numbers responsibly and to see them no longer critically endangered.

Q2. What are the organization’s key strategies for making this happen?

We strive for best practices in equine welfare and horsemanship and focus on producing and participating in programming which promotes and raises public awareness of the Marsh Tacky

Q3. What are the organization’s capabilities for doing this?

We are the only organization that exists with the Marsh Tacky in its native habitat, also we are a certified SC Agritourism destination and encourage tourism to our facilities.

Q4. How will the organization know they are making progress?

In 2015 there were 17 Marsh Tacky births recorded. We will measure our progress by the numbers of the overall Marsh Tacky population that we contribute to. We also measure the number and demographics of the persons we educate about the Marsh Tacky.

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THESE HORSES ARE ABOUT MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE. THE HISTORY HERITAGE AND LEGACY THEY REPRESENT BELONGS TO ALL OF US AND IT SHOULD BE CELEBRATED BY EVERYONE!