Trail Rides

Experience the most quintessentially Lowcountrytrail 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 checked off of every equestrian’s vacation destination bucket list.

We are now accepting reservations for trail rides Wednesdays through Sundays year-round, with special exceptions for holidays. Departure and ride duration times are flexible and dependent upon the tide schedule and the time of year. Thanks for understanding that riding on or near the beach is limited from March 15th to October 15th out of respect for an increase of tourists as well as sea turtle nesting season. Thank you for interest in riding with us, please click the link below for current trail ride details and reservations:

Click Here for Summer 2020 Trail Ride Offerings

Daufuskie Island is better by horseback! 🙂 Arguably the best way to see the island’s pristine natural surroundings is by the gracious accommodations of a fine Marsh Tacky – the Colonial Spanish Mustang designated our South Carolina State Heritage Horse in 2010 – and also one of the rarest breeds of horses on Earth. Visit the most remote and untraveled places of the island on trails that are only traversable by horseback, boasting incredible marsh and ocean views highlighted by abundance of native wildlife, flora and fauna. Experience firsthand the beauty, smooth gait, easy going nature and surefootedness that the Tacky is celebrated for. Admire at the way your mount instinctively finesses the maritime forest trails which has been his historically native habitat for over 600 years. Feel good knowing that a portion of the proceeds from your ride goes to benefit a grassroots nonprofit organization and directly towards the costs to provide quality care for our critically endangered SC State Heritage Horses.

Click Here for Trail Ride Policies & Procedures

Shop Local. Ride a Marsh Tacky. Contact us to plan your trip today!


The history, culture and heritage that the Marsh Tacky represents belongs to all of us and it should be shared by everyone!