tackies


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tackies

(ˈtækɪz) or

takkies

pl n, sing tacky or takky
(Clothing & Fashion) informal South African tennis shoes or plimsolls
[C20: probably from tacky1, with reference to their nonslip rubber soles]
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For starters, if you're wondering why a horse would have the word "tacky" in its name, you have to look back into history to learn that the name is derived from the English word for "cheap" or "common." For most of their history, Marsh Tackies were the most common horse in the swampy and marshy regions of coastal South Carolina and Georgia.
For most of their history, Marsh Tackies were the most common horse in the swampy and marshy Lowcountry region of coastal South Carolina and Georgia.
Today, the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (ALBC) estimates there are fewer than 150 pure Marsh Tackies remaining.