These horses are permanent residents at Iron Gait Percherons due to their special needs, by owner request, or for participation in various organizational programs.
Please Consider Sponsoring Our Sanctuary Horses
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.
Reg. Percheron Mare - 10 yrs. old and approx. 16+ hands-
Lilly is a very quiet and loving mare, loves to be brushed and handled and her water hose. She has ongoing lameness issues due to neglect prior to her arrival and is going through farrier treatment for her feet. Due to her on and off again lameness and special farrier needs, she is retired here at Iron Gait Percherons.
Please consider Sponsoring this VERY special horse!
Owner requested that Miriah stay here at Iron Gait as a part of our Sanctuary Community. She was scared to death of people due to prior abuse that happened several years ago. Miriah has come a long way since her arrival. She was given lots of space and plenty of time to earn our trust. In 2015 we introduced her to an amazing trainer with a gentle hand. Although she is still very wary of humans, we are now able to handle her when needed. She is a very intelligent and beautiful mare who, in other circumstances, may have been put down because of her fear of people. We see her continuing to grow and improve as part of our sanctuary program.
Please consider Sponsoring Miriah with her daily cost of living as we continue to work on her trust of mankind.
She's Nuthin' Butta 'Dreamer'
Dreamer was saved from an auction where she was in a kill pen heading for slaughter. She had a severe quarter crack on her front foot and marks on her forehead that looked like a 2×4 beating and punctures under her jaw area. Due to her ongoing farrier issues she will remain here at Iron Gait.
Please consider Sponsoring Dreamer to help her with her ongoing needs.
Jaz is one of 23 of a paint herd that IGP rescued from being not only starved but neglected also. She is approx. 14 yrs. old and suffers from a past wound that had taken her entire upper muscle from her leg. Because of this problem she will remain here as a Sanctuary unless that one special home as a companion comes along.
Please consider Sponsoring Jazzy for her daily care of retirement.
Godiva is a little mini that needed a safe place to retire. She is a BIG hit with the smaller children who visit and take her for walks and brushings, possibly even a ride. Such a bouncy little mare that loves to be loved on by all ages of of our visitors.
Please consider Sponsoring Godiva to help her with her ongoing daily needs
Noah came to us by owner surrender. A big boy with a bigger heart. He arrived here emaciated and with EPM which we have treated him for and it seems to be successful. Occasionally now he will need assistance returning to an upright position. He does have some permanent neurological damage. To help him with this he is on several daily supplements that help keep EPM symptoms away.
Please consider Sponsoring Noah to help his ongoing medical needs.
Amos was purchased with a couple other horses by IGP January 2013 at a northern auction and saved from slaughter. After he completed rehabilitation he was then placed into a new home and was returned for personal reasons. This happened twice, the second time returned he had severe behavioral problems. We all decided it was in his best interest to become part of our Sanctuary Community. To date we are still trying to help him transition back to the loving boy he once was. He is becoming more trusting everyday. With IGP’s help by placing him in a hospital for several weeks, he is also a survivor of a chronic case of Pneumonia. He is a very lucky boy to have survived.
Please consider Sponsoring Amos to help him with his daily cost of living.
Chevy came to us for medical attention that he needed so badly. He has 2 fusing bones in both of his fetlocks. He has had a couple injections to comfort his pain during this transition. When he arrived he would hobble when he walked ; now on his current treatment, he now walks, trots and occasionally canters wonderfully showing a lot less of previous symptoms. Due to Chevy’s medical condition we have decided to welcome him into our Sanctuary community.
Please consider in Sponsoring Chevy’s daily care and treatment.
Jesse is a wonderful loving mare that will live out the rest of her days here at IGP, as she has Stringhalt (uncontrollable exaggerated movement of the digital extensor muscles is the outward sign of neurological disease, sometimes caused by toxicity, sometimes of unknown origin.). She loves to be pampered and attention. Such a beautiful girl.
Please consider Sponsoring Jesse.
At 30 plus years Miracle came to us through the Georgia Agricultural Department. She was 1 of the 7 starved saddlebreds that Iron Gait graciously helped out of 30 horses seized from a breeding farm. Due to her age and severe arthritis, she will live her days here with us and best friend to Sierra.
Please consider Sponsoring Miracle for her daily care plus arthritis supplements.
Our IGP Guardians
A Lot of people have asked why we help donkeys but we do not place them into homes and keep them for the Sanctuary. Some people may not approve of this practice, but we have had a very hard time at the farm with coyotes. The reason behind it is as follows. We will be helping more in the near future as our number of pastures begin to grow. Everyone here at IGP believes that it is our responsibility to protect all IGP’s horses. It is up to us to protect the afraid, the weak, the injured, the crippled, the old. Everything coyotes and other wild animals look for in a meal! Although most coyotes will stay away with just a warning brey of the Donks.
If one sneaks in, in the middle of the night. Our Donkeys will alarm us (trust me, you can hear them while in the house) protect the horses from predators while risking their own life. These little guys are amazing! Each one is so special, so loving and such a individualized personality. They are not to be messed with while protecting their herd, no matter what size the horse and what size the donkey. Even while sleeping with one eye open, you can’t see everything! Our donkeys are quite the blessing to our farm and are cherished…