Allison Stice's reporting on the marsh tacky race is thorough and well done. As a horse lover who for years brought my two Norwegian Fjord horses from New Hampshire to Rose Hill for the winter months, I love hearing the history of the Gullah's marsh tackies. And make no mistake, these horses belong to the Gullah people and their Lowcountry heritage, just as the Norwegian Fjords belong to the Vikings and Scandinavian heritage.
In a world filled with conflict, it is a true shame that there is conflict over these beautiful and natural creatures and a true Gullah, who knows the breed and has had the breed in his ancestry. The Gullahs should be running this race and if not this 4-year-old race, then the "Century Old Real Gullah Marsh Tacky Race."
As Mike Cohen Jr. said: "This is a Gullah race, and it's supposed to be for fun."