Lazy Dog Acres
Breeding and Training for Performance and Preservation
Lazy Dog Acres is a small breeding and training farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Our focus is preserving the amazing Carolina Marsh Tacky which is currently critically endangered.
Situated on 18 acres just outside the small town of Greensboro, Lazy Dog Acres is ideally located to take advantage of local horseback riding locations, competition venues, and various types of riding environments.
Our farm was named in honor of our Siberian Husky, Mishka also known as the Hoosky, who is the ultimate couch potato and a very lazy dog.
The Carolina Marsh Tacky
The Marsh Tacky is a versatile breed with its roots in Colonial Spanish horses brought to the Americas in the 16th century with Spanish explorers. This genetically unique strain of Colonial Spanish bloodlines was geographically isolated on the sea islands of the South Carolina low country and eventually became the modern Marsh Tacky. Over time the population had dwindled and the breed was in danger of going extinct. Through the work of a small group of dedicated breeders the breed was saved from the brink of extinction and today the tireless breeders, trainers, owners, and enthusiasts work to continue the breed and ensure its survival for generations to come.
For more information on the history of the Marsh Tacky breed you can visit the Carolina Marsh Tacky Association website or contact us with any questions; we are always happy to talk about our amazing horses.
Meet The Team
Pam has worked with horses for over 20 years in various disciplines (eventing, hunters, racing, dressage just to name a few) and now she is putting all those years of experience and knowledge towards showing off the Marsh Tacky breed in as many disciplines as possible. She holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees from Washington College; one in history and one in anthropology, and is a Certified Equine Massage Therapist as well as being a certified riding instructor. In her rather non-existant free time she enjoys reading, knitting, and emboridery.
Thomas is the technical mastermind and fabricator at Lazy Dog. His ongoing quest to automate, streamline, and simplify any farm task he can has made him invaluable for saving time and energy around the farm. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Physics from Washington College and works full time as a Process Engineer with a focus on automated workflow. Thomas can be found designing 3D printable items, constructing a self-aerating composter, or whatever helps streamline the daily farm chores and make the farm more eco-friendly.
Meet The Animal Team
Mishka is a Siberian Husky that has been the constant companion of Pam for over a decade. She is the lazy dog that all this is named after.
Mish handles overall supervision of the property from her command center on the front porch and enjoys her daily strolls to inspect her domain.
Bea is a Boer mix that Pam and Thomas adopted as a companion for Rags during the initial days of the farm (before the other horses arrived). Rags and Bea (also affectionately referred to as "Moose and Squirrel") are quite the pair.
Bea also serves as temporary companion for weanlings each year as well as weed and brush management around the farm.