Art and Poetry

Too Soon by D. Michael Kingsford

A lifesized Marsh Tacky made of Wisteria vines by the students  at Dorchester District 2’s GATEWAY summer arts program at Rollins Middle School of the Arts in Summerville, SC. June 2010.

Congratulations to Sara Wright, Education Reporter for Bluffton Today, for winning second place in the South Carolina Press Association’s Photo Contest for her photo of Bullet and Honey Horn May! 


Conant, E. K., R. Juras, and E. G. Cothran. “A microsatellite analysis of five Colonial Spanish horse populations of the southeastern United States.” View PDF

Pinckney, Roger. “This ‘N That: Saving South Carolina’s Rare Hunting Horses.” Sporting Classics May/June 2011: 11. Print.  (Used by permission of Sporting Classics.)  View PDF

Allen, Margaret E. “A Rare Breed: Working to Preserve South Carolina’s Marsh Tacky Horse.” Charleston. Charleston, Feb. 2011. Web. 07 June 2011. (Used by permission of Charleston Magazine.) View PDF

DeLune, Clair.  “A Horse of a Different Color.” Sandlapper Magazine Winter 2010: 6-9. Print. (Used by permission of Sandlapper Magazine.)  View PDF

Poland, Tom. “A Horse for All Seasons.” South Carolina Wildlife. South Carolina Wildlife, Sept./Oct. 2010. Web. 07 June 2011. (Used by permission of South Carolina Wildlife.)  View PDF

Maxwell, Jenny. “A Rare Breed.” South Carolina Living June 2010: 16-20. Print. (Used by permission of SC Living)  View PDF

McFadden, Jackie. “The Marsh Tacky: Help Preserve a Living Piece of Equine History.” Trailblazer Magazine March 2010: 42. Print.  View PDF

“The Marsh Tacky in History.” Glimpses: A Publication of the Hilton Head Island Heritage Library February 2010: 5. Print. (Used by permission of HHI Heritage Library.)   View PDF

Pinckney, Roger. “A Breed Apart.” Garden & Gun. Garden & Gun, April/May 2009.  Web. 3 April 2009.  (Used by permission of Garden & Gun.)  View PDF

Pinckney, Roger. “Horizons.” Sporting Classics March/April 2009: 49+ . Print.  (Used by permission of Sporting Classics.)  View PDF

Pinckney, Roger.  “Small Horse, Big Heart: The Marsh Tacky is a breed apart.” Sandlapper Summer 1997: 54-55. Print. (Used by permission of Sandlapper Magazine.)  View PDF


Beach Race Champion: A Marsh Tacky Tale
Authored by Patricia Stafford and Illustrated by Jacquelyn Hood McFadden
In the spring of 2011 a small bay Marsh Tacky Horse enters the Marsh Tacky Beach Races and astounds everyone with her performance. True to the determination and spirit of her rare breed, Molly proves her worth. She is beloved by her fans and exhibits the characteristics that earned her breed the designation of South Carolina State Heritage Horse.
The Official Horse Breeds Standards Guide
Authored by Fran Lynghaug
This essential guidebook collects for the first time ever the standards supplied by the true experts—the official breed associations. Breed histories, conformation ideals, characteristics, temperaments, colors and variations guidelines. An extensive overview of the Carolina Marsh Tacky begins on page 46.


Upcoming Book

The History and Heritage of the Marsh Tacky Horse in South Carolina. (Title may vary at publication)

We are searching for stories, and photos of past and current Marsh Tackies to show what the Marsh Tacky meant to South Carolinians in the past, how they are thought of today, and how Marsh Tackies differ from other horse breeds in performance, characteristics, and disposition.

If you would like to contribute stories and/or photographs, please contact:

Jackie McFadden.
Address: 1434 Alexander Rd., Rock Hill, SC 29732
Phone: 803-517-2545.