Iron Gait Percherons – Draft Horse Sanctuary

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IGP rescues Percheron and other draft breed horses from abuse, neglect, abandonment, slaughter, or victims of the current economy, refurbishes all of their medical, nutritional, and emotional needs, retrains them for new careers, and provides a thorough screening process to find them safe, loving forever homes.

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Our Mission

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IGP provides Rescue Operations, Rehabilitation and Retirement, Adoption, Sponsorship, and Community Outreach programs. We will retrieve neglected or unwanted horses from individual donations (surrenders), Agricultural Department seizures, SPCA seizures, and the feedlots or sale lots that cater to slaughterhouses.

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Located in the beautiful Salacoa Valley near Waleska, Georgia, in Cherokee County, and features 35 acres of rich land suited for the caring of horses. Other features include large stalls, an indoor arena, a hot/cold wash rack, a feed and tack room, horse safe fenced pastures, and a spring fed creek along each of the pastures.

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The People

The people of Iron Gait Percherons are what make the organization work!  They work hard every day to do what is best for the horses.

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