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

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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Posted in Artists, Activists and Historians, Instructors, Trainers and Clinicians, See a Marsh Tacky Horse

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.

Posted in Artists, Activists and Historians, Equine Business, Instructors, Trainers and Clinicians, See a Marsh Tacky Horse

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, Instructors, Trainers and Clinicians

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

 

 

Posted in Instructors, Trainers and Clinicians

Dawn Roth, Dressagemanship™

“Helping one horse and human together at a time.” –Dawn RothWeb Dawn-Roth-Logo-Dressagemanship

Dawn Roth’s desire to create a holistic approach that embraces the relationship between rider and horse created Dressagemanship, a combination of dressage, classical in hand work and foundational horsemanship. Dressagemanship is a training program that is for any equestrian discipline: Western; English; Eventing; Endurance; and trail riding.  Roth has likened her program to “yoga for horses” encouraging balance, energy and body work for everyday horses and riders.LordyDawnStretch

Mutual understanding and respect between horse and human is what Roth strives to promote in her sessions.  One-on-one or small group work is preferred to develop the mutual language of the horse and human in Dressagemanship. Roth says that the practice of consistency and fairness develop the lightness and softness of the horse that results in confidence between the human and horse.

Roth designs her sessions around how the human and the horse learn.  They may not be equally matched when beginning the process, but through development and understanding each receives the guidance needed to succeed.Gallop_FL_2013 Consistency and flexibility are paramount to gauging the progress of the pair. Identifying progress comes in many forms, especially if the horse and human progress at different rates.  The horse may understand quicker than the human and vice versa. Roth will use a variety of techniques, such as helping the human gain understanding through the use of another horse or keeping a quickly progressing horse interested until its human counterpart catches up.

LibertyPlayRoth believes that listening and learning how to listen are keys to success in this program. She would like readers to know she is dedicated to the process. She says, “I want clients to fall in love with the journey of the partnership. I am committed to guiding them to be the best they can be and being the best I can be to share the journey.”SittingonMerlinTeachingSept2014

Roth Dressagemanshipoffers distance learning as well as small sessions and one-on-one sessions. Please connect with the following links: Website: www.dressagemanship.com

Click on the logo for Dressagemanshipon Facebook

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