My friends Michele and Angie went to the farm yesterday and met with Mr. Weaver. They are both mounted police officers and have been rescuing for more than a decade. What they found was quite different from what they expected. There is a lot more to this story than what was reported. He is not giving/selling the horses to KB. He is definitely in over his head with his herd size, but he is willing to let them go to good homes. There is neglect, but does not appear to be malicious nor cruel. The horses could use some groceries, hoof care and dental care. We have a great opportunity to help in this situation. I will be going down to his farm to meet with Michele and help with getting some of the weanlings halter trained, and grooming and lice treatment. This does seem to be a situation where the media distorted facts. We have collectively started a Chip In fund to get EquiLix tubs out in the pastures for the remaining Talbot County Horses to get some extra nutrition in them and Mr. Weaver has agreed to try it. Volunteers on the ground have confirmed that the initial 18 have all been spoken for and are going to safe homes. More broodmares will probably be let go soon and volunteers will likely be asked to help in that process when the time comes. For the ones still there it would be nice to get them going. They do have plenty of grass and hay but they are playing catch up with their weight and this sure would help. Donations can be made via Pay Pal to Iron Gait Percherons Rescue with their email: firstname.lastname@example.org (please annotate Talbot County Horses in the message section) OR you can donate directly to Farmers Feed in Montgomery AL by calling (334) 288-6999 and telling them you'd like to make a donation for the "Talbot County Horses" Please share far and wide and THANK YOU!! There is a new group started to help the Talbot Horses. -https://www.facebook.com/EquineRescueGroupsOfGeorgia - If you can help please go to this link and post what you can offer. Also... It is my understanding to Please call the dept. of ag. - 1-800-473-0119 and let them know that you can offer help....they will provide you with the contact number to make arrangements to pick up horses. If anyone has confirmed a pick up of any of these horses can you please message me -email@example.com- and let me know how many you have helped? Myself and several other Ga. rescues are trying to keep track of the number of horses helped. Those who do not get help by private individuals. We are going to try to divide them up so we can all together get the rest of them out of there. Thank you:)
Please help provide shelter for the rescue horses
Some of our rescued horses have emotional issues with being placed in a stall. We have already bought and put one of these buildings up as a run in shelter for the outside horses in one of their pastures. *With helping more horses now, We are asking for your help to be able to provide adequate shelter in another pasture for horses with stall issues. *With this shelter it will help keep them out of the weather and provide shade in the summer. *The more shelters we can provide the more horses we can help.
Join us Helping to educate the future generation the need for rescuing horses the love we need to share with our equine friends! Iron Gaits' Children's Summer Day Camp
Our team will: Educate the children about what we do here at Iron Gait, Why Rescue is important in our Society, We will have horsey crafts, The proper daily feeding, The proper responsibilities and caring for a horse, Safety when you are around horses, How to properly tack and care for the tack, On their last day All get a free lesson on proper riding.
Please email/call now to enroll your child Limited spaces ** Accepting Children of ages 5-17 ** $200 donation per week per child/$50 donation per day
Camp weeks: June 10th - 14th / 24th -28st July 1st - 5th / 15th-19th 10am - 2pm
With every $25 (or more) Donation you will receive a free T-Shirt -shipping included
Please Note what color & size you would like.
Along with your correct address to ship item(s) to.
BLACK or ROYAL BLUE
FRONT of shirt- "Got Percheron" - BACK of shirt- "Our name & Location"
PayPal : firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Donate and Help us Help the Horses!
We CAN NOT do what we do, without YOU...the help of the public. Donating or Sponsoring is super easy and it only takes a small amount to help. Without your donation, we cannot continue to operate and help the many needing horses that truly need our help.
There is no one here at Iron Gait that receives a paycheck; we are all volunteers to the horses. 100% of all the funds go directly to the cost to properly care for the new arrivals, horses waiting to be adopted, along with the sanctuary horses that require daily supplements and/or medical attention.
We do have an outstanding vet bills as well as an outstanding feed bill & hay bill.
** Donations are URGENTLY needed for the new Rescue Horses.
Calf Manna Rice Bran Pellets 20% protein tubs Weight Builder Cocoa Soya Anti Hist ProBiotics & *Red Cell Supplement* (for Randolph's Anemic issue) Large Flake bales of Shavings
You can Stop by (please call for an appointment) with a donation and visit the horses... For feed donations we use Tucker Milling products Triple Crown and Purina products...
*For our wonderful Vets Jennifer & Bill at .... Equine Medical Associates 2280 Pine Drive Douglasville, GA 30135 (770) 928-4400
Current our Veterinary bill is outstanding due to new horses coming in with much needed medical needs. You can also Stop by (please call for an appointment) with your donation and visit the horses while you are here... or mail a check to the address listed below: Iron Gait Percherons, Inc. 114 Hancock Mountain Trail Waleska, Ga. 30183 (770) 796-2598
Please help by Donating or Sponsoring to help this cost. Or by stopping by the farm with a load of hay. We can desperately use horse quality SQUARE BALES at this time
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Support Iron Gait Percherons Draft Horse Rescue - by purchasing T- Shirt's, Sweatshirts, Mugs & Totes at our Rescue Store: http://rescuestore.irongaitpercherons.org/ $5.00 of every item purchased will go to the daily care of the Rescued Horses :)
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*** RANDOLPH IS ANEMIC & NEEDS SPECIAL MEDICINES TO CONTROL THIS ISSUE. PLEASE HELP HIM BY DONATING WHAT YOU CAN TOWARDS HIS MEDICATIONS***
Randolph - was rescued out of Atlanta, he was a victim of Carriage industry neglect. Now safe here to live his years out at Iron Gait. Upon arrival and besides being extremely under weight, after vet check we have found several medical issues wrong with poor Randolph that need attention and corrected. Severe wounds to his hind hooves, extremely swollen rear pasterns, beginning stages of Cushings disease, arthritis in front shoulders & hind quarters. Chronic pastern dermatitis & severe infection on both rear legs. His injury is older approx. 4 months, she says that it must have been a substantial to both his back legs, coronary band, pastern & fetlock to cause the infection on his coronary band seeping into his hooves to cause the cracks. I am to keep him on antibiotics for awhile , if no improvement I will need to get Radio-graph on his legs. Randolph will remain here at Iron Gait for his retirement.
If you would like to help with Randolph's rehabilitation (On going Vet bills, Farrier, Supplements) & retirement cost byDonating to orSponsoring him. Any and All help would be greatly appreciated.