Carolina Horsemen Trying to Save Rare Breed

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During centuries of isolation on the Carolina sea islands, the short-legged, sway-backed Marsh Tacky horses became perfectly suited for toiling long hours in the swamps and oppressive humidity.

But their wild looks and workhorse reputation--their name comes from the old English word meaning "common"--didn't exactly make them prized among horse lovers. Today, only about 150 of them remain

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