Iron Gait Percherons Draft Horse Rescue is the best rescue and equine advocate facility I have ever been to and adopted from. Denise and her volunteers are tireless advocates for horses in need. Although Percherons are her primary focus, Denise assists any horse, large or small, but she doesn't limit herself. She has rescued dogs, cats, donkeys, ponies, peacocks, goats, and people. Her facility relies on donations and the hard work of volunteers and she gives back every cent with every creature she saves. Those creatures that don't find new homes are sanctuaries and live out their lives on the acres of her beautiful safe haven. I have watched this organization respond to countless calls for help, both in Georgia and in distant states. They drive hours to the best vet facilities for the horses that need the best and most progressive treatments. Denise and her volunteers wake early to work and stay up nights with the sick, injured, and pregnant. They are committed to educating the public. They hold auctions and benefits, attend parades and fairs, and make their facility open to any and all interested parties. Denise's adoption process is selective to ensure that each horse she places for adoption finds their perfect home. She and her volunteers know the personalities and needs of each of their horses and she draws on this and her experience to match adoptable horses to ideal adoptees. It is thanks to this process that I have two of the best horses I have ever owned. Denise has personally always made herself available to me for any question I have. She offers advice and help when I need it. She has gone above and beyond for me and my horses, providing me with any information about them and digging deeper to help me complete their histories. This is a rescue exceedingly worthy of praise, recommendation, and donations.
Good group of folks who are working hard to improve the quality of life of the horses in their care.
I adopted a rescue from PA at the same time Iron Gate did, and she transported mine down with hers. The facility is wonderful, the horses are obviously happy, and I love seeing the things Iron Gate does with helping the kids around the horses. IGP also has quarterly open houses so people can come and see all the work.
Couldn't ask for a better place to be a horse! We have a member of our "family " from Iron Gait and He is my daughters best friend, but we know if anything ever happens he has a home back there. That is what sets them above to us, no matter what they are always there for the ones they save.
Absolutely best rescue ever!!! Caring and concern for the horses they help!!! Volunteers are awesome and truly care about the animals they are helping!!!!
Truly the best horse rescue I have ever volunteered for. They take the best care of all the animals living at the sanctuary. Great, hard working people! Thank you for what you do!
I am pleased to continue to see that the quality of care the horses at Iron Gait receive is nothing other than top notch. Although I am only able to visit periodically, I can see that each horse has its needs individually met and whether it is veterinarian care, farrier care, training or dietary needs the care is specific to each horse and the volunteers especially consider the horse's preferences. In a perfect world, every horse would have the opportunity to be cared for with such exceptional caring as the volunteers so readily give to each horse.
I am always amazed each time I visit the farm and the horses at Iron Gait Percherons. These folks are the real deal. They work incredibly hard, improvements are always being made, and the progress that these horses make in a short amount of time is incredible. This is tough work and this organization deserves your support. The volunteers are friendly, helpful, and informative. It is clear that the horses are the highest priority at Iron Gait Percherons. I will continue to support this worthy cause and highly encourage others to do so as well.
It is my belief that animal rescue is one of the most difficult jobs there is. The people at Iron Gait Percherons Rescue recognize that humans and animals behave much in the same way and everything they do is either an act of love or a cry for love. The Iron Gait Percherons Rescue team has the ability to put all of the necessary elements into play to achieve successful rescues for the community. I can only wish that all animal rescues were as successful as Iron Gait Percherons Rescue.
Iron Gait Percherons Rescue is approaching their fourth year anniversary and though I have only followed them for two years I am thankful that they are available to help horse owners in our community. Their job is difficult and time consuming but the care of the horses is always the first priority. The definition of rescue is to save (someone or something) from danger or harm. Iron Gait goes beyond that as they provide a safe and healthy environment for the horses to enjoy.
A friend of mine brought me up to iron gate and as soon as I saw all the beautiful horses and how wellthe were treated I fell in love with iron gate and hope to go back soon.
A wonderful organization that does great things for horses. Denise works very hard to make sure these horses get the care they deserve.