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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - June 3, 2015, Aiken, South CarolinaBy Dede Biles Little Rosie Isnit one of a kind but there Arentt Many like her around. The pretty Roan Mare is a Marsh Tacky horse. There Are Only about 300 others of her Breed in existence. A recent arrival to Aiken from the Low country Little Rosie belongs to Jane Gunnell and is boarded at Fred die Gilligan is Fox Chase stable on Huntsman drive. Sheds 8 years old and Sheds already had two Beautiful foals Gunnell said. Ill ride her in Hitchcock Woods and i plan to take her out Fox Hunting. I also want to Breed her eventually. Marsh tackles which generally Are 13.2 to 15 hands tall at the Withers Are the descendants of horses brought to this country by Spanish explorers As Early As the 1500s. The animals were used As packhorse on native american Trade routes. During the revolutionary War some of the men who served under american officer Francis Marion Rode Marsh tackles and the horses also served As mounts for civil War soldiers. Members of Beach patrols in world War ii Rode the sure footed horses while looking for signs of German boats and enemy troop or spy landings. They re Strong gentle and As smart As whips Gunnell said. They look at things but dont shy at them. They re very Hardy and they ave pulled plows and wagons. They can get themselves out of any kind of trouble in the marshes that larger horses cant Deal with. The Marsh Tacky used to be the most common horse along the coast of the Palmetto state and Georgia. The animals lived in feral herds and people rounded them up when they needed horses to ride. The Breeds numbers dwindled however As the automobile became More popular As a form of transportation during the 20th Century. At one Point Marsh tackles were thought to be extinct but a Dan testing Effort spearheaded by the american live Stock Breeds conservancy and the Eques survival Trust showed that the horses Hadnot died out completely. Aiken welcomes Marsh Tacky vol. 149, no. 154 Aiken . Y o u r l o c a l n e w s s o u r c e s i n c e 1 8 6 7 75? wednesday june 3, 2015 Calendar .3c classifieds. 4b crossword .5c comics .4c dear Abby .5c editorials. 13a Chance of storms. High 83. Low 65. Complete 5-Day forecast 8c general offices .803-648-2311 newsroom .803-644-2401 Index Contact us Angela Maddox Jones Cunningham Langley Brenda Walker Bledsoe Aiken Joe Lewis Jones Columbia Mark Wall Wagener Rosa Lee Tyler Wagener Silas Owen Sheetz Aiken deaths and funerals 6a area deaths weather senior living centers offer help to fire victims 3a staff photo by Dede Biles Jane Gunnell rides her Marsh Tacky horse Little Rosie at Freddie Gilligan is Fox Chase stable. Estimates say there Are Only 300 Marsh tackles left. Staff photo by Dede Biles Jane Gunnell spends time with her Marsh Tacky horse Little Rosie at Freddie Gilligan is Fox Chase stable. Staff photo by Dede Biles Little Rosie whose registered name is is. Dan is a Marsh Tacky horse. Spanish explorers brought her ancestors to America As Early As the 1500s. Inside today Palace malice suffering infected Tendon Sheath sports 1b by Derrek Asberry . Sen. Lindsey Graham returned to his South Carolina Hometown Mon Day when he announced hers running for president. But some South Carolin ians in the Aiken area Arentt entirely convinced his poli cies and beliefs will gain much traction in the Palmetto state. The South Caro Lina Republican took Center stage in Cen trial South Carolina to announce that he will join a Host of other Republican candidates in the 2016 presidential race. Grahams address included a very Strong stance on issues both within the nation and those that stretch internationally. Graham pledged to work with both democrats and republicans stat ing that hell work with democrats to strengthen the country we both love. Residents talk sen. Grahams Chance on Home turf please see Graham Page 12a Graham rare horse Breed arrives at Fox Chase stable see More photos of Little Rosie online at please see Tacky Page 12a by Maayan Schechter mschechter@ Aiken county Council members and officials agreed on tuesday to look at cutting the 2015-16 budgets general fund by about $1 million in an Effort to keep from increasing property taxes. Council chairman Ronnie Young and members Andrew siders Camille Furgiuele and Kathy Rawls met this week attempting to outline where if any cuts could be made in the $62.7 million budgets general fund. The four recommended a total fund Cut by about $2.8 million but agreed to leave most of the items for now after county administrator Clay Killian made a Case for each and cleared up questions regarding some of the fund ing amounts. Several Council members including siders and Furgiuele stated they would rather find ways to Cut part of the budget than increase property taxes in the county. In May officials proposed a 2.4 Mill age rate increase to 72.3 Miles from the current 69.9 Mills an increase that officials said could bring in roughly $1.5 million to $1.6 million in Rev Enue per year. A millage is the rate at which property taxes Are charged based on property value. The increase would mean a $4 Cost for every Mill on a $100,000 valued Home and if approved a Homeowner would pay an additional $14.40 on a Home valued at $150,000, officials said. On tuesday Council members agreed to strip about $30,000 from the $100,000 budget line item for the demolition of properties. Council seeks to Cut budget please see budget Page 12a sout Lawn cemetery & mausoleum Aikens premiere cemetery $70 per person includes 18 holes and lunch prizes first second third place & closest to the pin team or individual sign up mulligans Callaway scoring 50/50 & Raffles Contact Raymond Clark at sout Lawn cemetery at 803-641-6800 or email Tony Venetz at tonyv033@atlaticbb.net in the 2nd annual wreaths across America Golf tournament hounds Lake country club monday june 29th, 2015 Check in 8 foam Shotgun Start 9 foam 4-person captains Choice 2 divisions menus & Jack Jill announcing partnership with wreaths across America a s 02 -1 32 01 88 must Register by june 22nd, 2015 All proceeds to Benefit wreaths across

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