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Give a warm welcome to Mateo, the second Marsh Tacky foal to be born on Daufuskie Island in decades. He arrived six days after his half sister Estelita, yet he has surpassed her in size since day one! His dam is Carolina Moon and he is the second offspring for both “Mama” and his sire, Lowther’s Lucero. He has a brave and curious personality and already has proven to love running, bucking and snacking on Spanish moss. As his name implies, he is a product of the horses being evacuated together for Hurricane Matthew and he is truly a gift from God.

The first foal to be born on Daufuskie in some say four decades is here! A blonde filly with a perfect dorsal stripe, white socks on all four feet (just like her Daddy) and a tiny star on her forehead was born on Friday morning, November 10, 2017. The sire is Lowther’s Lucero and the dam is Reina, who has proven to be a natural for her very first time as a mother. It’s apparent now that the first foal to be born on Daufuskie in decades was conceived when our herd was displaced together at Melrose for Hurricane Matthew – our filly is a living, silver lining to the storm! Would you like to give in support of this historic occasion? There are many ways to be involved! Please click to donate through our website, or contact us directly.

We are thrilled to announce the next Marsh Tacky foal to be born on Daufuskie in decades is on the way!

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 for the successful delivery of the newest members of our family. Veterinary bills, building and fencing materials, pasture land clearing, cost of labor, special supplies, special feed, all of these things have been paid for out of pocket by Daufuskie Marsh Tacky Society with the help of your donations. Please consider a recurring monthly cash gift or a gift certificate to Tractor Supply today, and you will be added to our VIP list for invitations to meet and greet our new foals.

Made possible in part by the Lesesne Family and Preservation South Carolina, thankfully the “baby room” is ready! At the end of the dead end dirt road with a stunning Intracoastal Waterway and sunset view, we have fenced in a few grassy acres and built a brand new foaling shed.

The property is currently part of Preservation South Carolina’s Daufuskie Endangered Places Program and welcomes guest rentals through Airbnb. You can stay at the charming and historically significant Hinson White Cottage and as an added bonus, enjoy the company of Marsh Tackies grazing with a foal frolicking around in your front yard.

We will have streaming video, status updates and public visitation hours posted as they become available. In the meantime, please keep in mind that the property is under video surveillance, the fencing is electrified, and it is private property.

Daufuskie Island is an attractive vacation destination for its unspoiled natural surroundings, colorful character and pristine, uncrowded beaches. It is one of the last remaining places on the south east coast where horseback riding on the beach is allowed, and where the vast majority of the island is accessible by horseback. In many cases, especially after Hurricane Matthew, the most beautiful places on Daufuskie Island are accessible on foot or by horseback alone. Riding horses on the beaches of Daufuskie Island should be a bucket list thing for all equestrians. We will be offering a variety of guided horseback riding tours beginning Summer 2018. Also beginning Summer 2018, you can stay at the charming Hinson White Cottage, where there are overnight accommodations for your horses, too. Check back here or sign up for our newsletter and get updates when the Hinson White Cottage becomes available. When you vacation with us, a portion of your proceeds goes to Preservation South Carolina and Daufuskie Marsh Tacky Society, so you can feel good about spending that extra night on the island.

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!