Meet the SC State Heritage horses, the Marsh Tacky breed. They’re “tough as pine knots,” said the famous naturalist John James Audubon.
Marsh Tacky horses’ most memorable role was in the American Revolution; they easily navigated the hot, dense Pee Dee River swamps with General Francis Marion and his men where the British cavalry could not.
In 2005, more than 100 horses were found in isolated areas of South Carolina and confirmed through DNA testing to be the original Marsh Tacky breed.
Heritage Stables has been helping save this breed from extinction since it was established in 2009. Drive up to the pasture and see these beautiful horses or make an appointment and visit with stable owners Sandy and Marion Broach.
3603 W. John Paul Jones Road
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