Marsh Tacky horses to visit Historic Brattonsville

Breed members take part in Living History Day

McCONNELLS, SC – Learn more about the horse breed being considered for South Carolina’s heritage horse as the Carolina Marsh Tacky Association visits Historic Brattonsville during a Living History Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 19.

The Marsh Tacky was used by Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, during the Revolutionary War. The small, sure-footed Marsh Tackies were superbly adapted to the Lowcountry’s dense, swampy terrain, enabling Marion’s troops to out maneuver the British who rode larger European horse breeds.

Marsh Tacky owners at Historic Brattonsville will be dressed in Revolutionary War period costumes. Several mares and a Marsh Tacky foal will be on site.

The Carolina Marsh Tacky Association promotes education and research about the breed and is pursuing the designation of the Marsh Tacky as the state heritage breed.
Carolina Marsh Tacky Association Mission: “To Promote and Preserve the History and Heritage of the Marsh Tacky Horse of South Carolina.”
COST Adults, $6; Seniors, $5; Youth ages 4-17, $3. Ages 3 and younger and members admitted free.

Carolina Marsh Tacky Association visit to Historic Brattonsville
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, December 19
Historic Brattonsville
1414 Brattonsville Road, McConnells, SC 29726

The Culture & Heritage Museums is a linked system of cultural institutions in York County, SC, which includes Historic Brattonsville, McCelvey Center, Museum of York County, the future museum on the Catawba River and the new children's museum in Old Town Rock Hill.