Articles Tagged 'South Carolina'
Take an insider’s tour of the horsey area of Tryon, North Carolina. by Darley Newman After hearing about Tryon, North Carolina for years, I was excited to tour the rolling hills of this horsey area that rests along the border of North Carolina and South Carolina, my home state, in… Read more »
A longtime resident reveals Tryon's Horse Appeal by Libbie Johnson “We’re not Aiken, and we’re not Ocala and we’re not Middleburg. We’re Tryon and we think our horse heaven is just that…. heaven.” Dubbed a “best kept secret” for horse lovers, Tryon Horse Country straddles the foothills border of North… Read more »
by Dr. Molly Nicodemus, PhD., Gaited Locomotive Research Program, Mississippi State University and Jeannette Beranger, ALBC Research and Technical Programs Manager Due to the breed’s Colonial Spanish heritage the Marsh Tacky was thought by some to be gaited, but there had never been any research conducted concerning the gaits. One… Read more »
By Caroline Maffry Photos © Dwain Snyder at www.EquestrianImages.us The History of the Marsh Tacky In 1846 naturalist John James Audubon wrote that the Marsh Tacky is as “tough as a Pine knot.” Indigenous to the marshy coastal islands in the low land or Lowcountry region of South Carolina, these… Read more »
It was time for my carriage driving clinic. The equipment was a bit intimidating at first. Once you find out the function for each piece of tack, it makes sense, but I wouldn't want to have to tack up Trotter again on my own--not just yet at least. I would… Read more »
On the ferry ride over to South Carolina's Daufuskie Island I heard a bunch of people talking about where the island's name came from. There were conflicting stories. Some people talked about it being a Cusabo Indian word for "sharp feather," because of the shape of one of the island's… Read more »
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