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A Tale of Thankfulness and Giving

I hope that everyone has experienced the warmth and love of family or friends today. If you are truly lucky, you will have been able to experience both! I want to thank each and every donor that has helped us reach half our goal in bailing the presumed Marsh Tacky from the Bastrop, LA kill pen. I understand that many of my readers have strong opinions about purchasing a horse from a kill pen, regardless of its breed or paperwork.

This is where my REALLY BIG thank you comes in. Many of you donated because one of a possible rare breed horse is one too many to see shipped to slaughter. I am thankful for your help. Still others donated because I asked, because you believed in what Marsh Tacky Tales does, or even some of you because you believe in me. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Please don’t forget this horse or that we need to raise $400 more dollars to complete his bail as you go shopping on Black Friday. Every little bit helps. $5, $10, $15 … Every bit gets him closer to a permanent home. Marsh Tacky Tales will cover the expense of parentage DNA testing him and do work towards verifying his breed status.

Click HERE for the GoFundMe to donate. If you prefer to donate another way, please e-mail me at staffordp.writer@gmail.com

Once his bail is made we will keep you updated on his status and progress. Remember, there are only approximately 500 Marsh Tacky Horses alive.

16312#3533 is currently pulled from the ship list. His board is $15 a day until pick up. $400 is left to raise for the balance of his “bail”. Presumed Marsh Tacky gelding.

(C) Marsh Tacky Tales 2018

 

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UPDATE: HORSE IS SAFE FOR TONIGHT!! PLEASE help us raise the remaining funds to bring him back to SC !! Urgent!! Possible Rare Breed Marsh Tacky to ship to slaughter on Monday

Good Morning,

Update: $422 more and we can get him home!

Grateful for all the help so far!! Thank you for keeping him off the truck Monday evening! He has home & Transport, anything over the $422 goes to gas for transport.

I am reaching out again for support to get this possible Marsh Tacky Horse pulled from the kill pen. He is set to ship on Monday and we haven’t raised half of his bail yet to keep him off the truck. You can donate directly using PayPal to stanleybros.greg@gmail.com please put #3533 and your name in the to section.

 

You can go to this GoFundMe and funds will be sent as soon as we reach $500 so he does not ship.

Watch the video here.

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Unconfirmed Marsh Tacky gelding in danger of being shipped to Slaughterhouse.

Wow.

Please help us help a possible un-documented South Carolina State Heritage Horse, the Marsh Tacky.

Estimated $500 for transport (cost of gas)  and purchase price is $1,100.

Let me tell you what is going on and I am going to hope that all of you Molly Fans and Marsh Tacky Enthusiasts and Educators are willing to lend a hand.  This horse in the video below was brought by an individual to Bastrop, LA for sale.

He was delivered without papers or registration status.Everyone knows papers can get lost and foals not get registered although they came from registered parents.

He is 5 years old (old enough to be from the Marsh Tacky auction held a few years back) and has 90 days of training according to the video.

I have someone who is willing to transport him back to his home state, South Carolina, where there is already a home offer available for him. Marsh Tacky Tales will cover parentage testing cost for this horse. Our fundraising goal will be to cover purchase price. Anything over will go to board/transport.

*Please help us help a possible un-documented South Carolina State Heritage Horse, the Marsh Tacky*

He is tag# 3533, Marsh Tacky Horse (no papers, registration unverified) 14.3 grulla gelding, 5 years old, 90 days under saddle.

Please Donate through this GoFundMe account

*if bail is not reached and horse has shipped to slaughter, all funds will be returned*

 

 

 

Posted in Artists, Activists and Historians, History of the Marsh Tacky, Instructors, Trainers and Clinicians

Catching Up…is hard to do.

My apologies to readers and to those waiting for their interviews to be released – most of you know I have two blogs, Marsh Tacky Tales and Psoriatic Disease Survival Guide . Sometimes they influence each other, for instance – last month was pretty difficult healthwise and I didn’t get most of what I wanted to get done for either blog completed. Sometimes I find something amazing for the horses and want to try it out on me to see if it helps humans too, like the PEMF session I haven’t been able to attend yet.  So, I want to let you all  know that there are a lot of amazing posts coming this month, along with a few changes to Marsh Tacky Tales.

I have had time to reflect on what Marsh Tacky Tales set out to do.

Marsh Tacky Tales is about preserving the South Carolina State Heritage Horse, the Marsh Tacky, one tale at a time.

There are still less than 500 horses.

There still is no funding to educate about the Marsh Tacky Horse.

There are still many tales of these horses to be told.

I think there may be a Kickstarter in the future….

I hope you will all follow on this journey and make the dream come true.

(c) Marsh Tacky Tales 2018

Posted in Artists, Activists and Historians, Equine Business, History of the Marsh Tacky, See a Marsh Tacky Horse

The Divine Horse invited me to present Beach Race Champion, A Marsh Tacky Tale on Saturday October 6 to help celebrate Literacy!!!

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Completely last minute invite to The Divine Horse  on Saturday! I absolutely love being able to attend local events to promote the SC State Heritage Horse. It’s been a few years since I have been out to the elementary schools in York County. I met so many wonderful people on Saturday and enjoyed conversing about one of the best kept secrets of South Carolina, the Marsh Tacky Horse.

A great big Thank You to divinehorse

The Divine Horse is currently carrying the Beach Race Champion, A Marsh Tacky Tale. Please stop by for your copy.

Please purchase books through this Amazon link and help us be able to get to more schools.

Saving the Marsh Tacky Horse through education, one book at a time.

Marsh Tacky Tales is working towards a few other books, working titles are Mariah, and The Colonels Little Tacky and a few more. Our original joint research has discovered incredibly rich stories about these unique horses from the Low-country to the Piedmont and Foothills of South Carolina and we are excited to share them!

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Free Breyer Horse Paint Party at The Divine Horse

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The Divine Horse is hosting a FREE Breyer Horse Painting Party, Sunday August 26th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  Reservation required.divinehorse

Come in and visit during Summerfest on August 24th & 25th and sign up to reserve your spot for the Breyer Horse Painting Party!! This event is the first of the Weekend Breyer Fundays to be offered. Pal-o-mine, the Breyer pony will be there for pictures as well!

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Kathy Holbert is excited to bring the World of Breyer Horses to her customers. Now that The Divine Horse has a Brick & Mortar presence, Holbert decided to choose Breyer as a new product line. She said the decision to carry Breyer wasn’t hard to make. She enjoyed Breyer horses as a child and wanted to pass her Breyer models on to her daughter, so it was an easy decision. Black Beauty and PVF, Peace of Mind are her two favorite models.breyer1

Stablemates, Christmas Breyer models, Christmas Breyer model ornaments, and of course new Breyer models are only a part of the Breyer line being presented. Don’t forget Justify, the 2018 Triple Crown Winner, is one of the new models Breyer is working on and will be available in October. The Divine Horse is awaiting their second shipment of Breyer horses that will double their inventory. The model of Snowman and the book about his life, “The Eighty Dollar Champion”  will be in the next shipment.  Holbert already has Black Beauty and Little Prince story and model available in store. Holbert is glad to bring the Breyer model horses to more people who will cherish their memories of collecting and playing with the models as she did as a child.

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The Divine Horse

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“Community is such an important part of what we do. We want you to feel special, more like a boutique than tack shop. Want you to feel special because you are our customer. We want you to be your best at your sport.” – Entrepreneur, Kathy Holbert

Glitter Rainbow Pony Stickers, Ribbon Boards, de-wormers, liniment, unicorns and Pegasus, saddles and tack, Oh my!  A brick & mortar business set to steal the hearts of little girls and indulge the practical equestrian, The Divine Horse, is having their Grand Opening, Saturday August 18, 2018 at 10:00 am in York, South Carolina.  Kathy Holbert, owner and equestrian entrepreneur is embarking on her own Cinderella story.39467505_2080565545527112_1212726652165947392_n Three years ago in Houston, Texas she operated the The Divine Horse web-based business and mobile service for events. Fast forward to a year ago when her husbands job transfer led them to South Carolina, Holbert has since been asked to open a brick & mortar version of The Divine Horse on North Congress Street, York. Holbert says she never would have believed that possible, but God put all the right people together at the right time to make this happen. 38924234_2074483296135337_7702781282802991104_n

Over the last fifty-plus years women have become the predominant purchasers of equines and equine products. Holbert is changing the look of equestrian retail and boosting purchasing power by fulfilling the need to touch, feel and try on product. The Divine Horse includes a boutique atmosphere by providing knowledgeable persons that assist with proper product selection and usage.

Today many parents are becoming involved in equestrian sports and recreation due to their children’s activities, especially mother and daughter combinations. “The ability to cater to mother and child and to dress them readily is an advantage,” says Holbert, “This entails lifestyle changes.” Holbert believes this new dynamic requires a retail convenience factor which has not been previously available. The on-line and catalog purchasing venues provided accessibility, but limited knowledge. General feed and tack stores had limited product and limited customer service. The Divine Horse offers a boutique solution in brick & mortar, mobile and web-based sales.

The Divine Horse is the first retailer to carry BuckWild products, an early carrier of Kim Black Horse Creations, and Knicker Kisses Horse Treats! Holbert is constantly on the look-out for unique products from the practical to the whimsical for her customers. An art gallery is also featured in the boutique carrying Moose Pants Studio , artist Jo Zeller Quentin, from Houston,Texas and they hope to expand to local artists here. Holbert believes the success of her web-based and mobile business is based on providing excellent product knowledge and product availability. She believes that communicating product knowledge to equestrians, whether new and aspiring or fulfilling the needs of seasoned equestrians is the primary goal in customer service.39389193_2080565552193778_3740619019611275264_n

Now that The Divine Horse has a brick & mortar facility, they are able to become even more involved in the community than before. The Divine Horse mobile business is the primary vendor for the North Carolina and South Carolina Special Olympics, the have also participated in Carolina Equine Rescue and Assistance (CERA) Celebration of the Horse event. The heart and soul of their business is the local community; being involved the local circuits, barns, events and groups is their primary focus. The Divine Horse provides a service for equine professionals where they act as a liaison between the instructor/trainer and equestrian student by creating a tailored supply-list to complement the equestrian experience. The Divine Horse maintains those products in store for quick and simple purchase experiences.  They even assist groups in logos, embroidery and t-shirts! This Friday August 17, 2018 The Divine Horse will be hosting a private event, Equine Professional Networking Event from 4-8 PM. All types of equestrian professionals are invited there will be food, beverages and giveaways.divinehorseAll pictures are credit to The Divine Horse.

© MarshTackyTales 2018