GARP Action Team Hands-on Volunteer Day at Iron Gait Horse Rescue

  • May 19, 2012 · 11:15 AM
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Join the GARP Action Team for a work day at Iron Gait Percherons, a refuge for abused and neglected horses. Iron Gait recently took in an abused/neglected horse from the Atlanta Carriage horse business downtown. And, now they need our help!

Some of the chores we will help with are pasture cleanup, fence repair, barn clean up, and possibly brushing the horses. The horses will be around and we are welcome to mingle with them after completing our work tasks.

PLEASE ARRIVE AT 11:15 AM for check-in. We will be working as a group so please be on time.

What to wear: GARP t-shirt or a black t-shirt. (GARP t-shirts will be available to purchase that day for those who want one).

What to bring with you:
- Work gloves
- Hat/sunscreen
- Water/snacks to enjoy with other action team participants after we have finished volunteering

Iron Gait Percherons, Inc., is located at: 114 Hancock Mountain Trail, Waleska, Georgia 30183.

Iron Gait is located on 34.5 beautiful acres, in beautiful Salacoa Valley, Cherokee County, Waleska, Georgia - Located minutes from Canton.

Questions? Contact Kim at: [masked]. Or, Melody at: [masked]

More about Iron Gait Percherons: Most drafts horses are only used for a purpose such as breeding, pulling farm equipment, carriage, etc. When their job can no longer be performed to the owners liking, the horses are just thrown away to the auction where most end up in the slaughter/kill pen.

Iron Gait Percherons tries to save as many horses as they physically can by going to auctions and purchasing (saving) them, refurbishing all their medical and nutritional needs, and finding them safe, loving forever homes.

Join GARP and enjoy a day outside helping horses while connecting with other compassionate people. See you there!

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  • Seth P.

    Kimberly, thank you. Elena wrote the article and took the pics, I can't take credit for that :-)

    May 24, 2012

  • Kimberly

    Seth,
    You did an amazing job on the video and article. It came out great! I sent it to Denise from Iron Gait and she loved it!!! Thanks for doing that!

    May 24, 2012

  • Seth P.

    Hey everyone, we have posted the video I shot of this event on our website www.veganesp.com

    May 24, 2012

  • Seth P.

    We will have a video of this event soon. It was a great experience.

    May 20, 2012

  • Kimberly

    It was a great turn out and everyone worked really hard. The horses were beautiful and we got plenty of time with them.

    May 20, 2012

  • Melody P.

    It was a beautiful day. We were divided up into teams and each group had a job. We also got to spend time with the horses which made the day very special.

    May 20, 2012

  • Angie B.

    This was my first meet-up with GARP. I am grateful for this group and I look forward to working with these guys again.

    May 20, 2012

  • Kimberly

    Katie,
    Sorry you couldn't find it. It was a bit tricky as there was little signage once you got off the main roads. I had to stop and ask several people myself before I found it.

    May 19, 2012

  • katie

    Sorry. Couldnt find it

    May 19, 2012

  • katie

    What's name rd iron gates off of I'm lost

    May 19, 2012

  • katie

    On way may be little late

    May 19, 2012

  • Melody P.

    Please note that Saturday we will be working around equipment and very large animals. The sanctuary has advised that it is not safe for small children. Children 13+ are welcome. Please e-mail me with any questions at: [masked]. Thanks!

    May 16, 2012

  • Kimberly

    Hi Everyone,
    For those joining us for the GARP Action Team Day at Iron Gait Horse Rescue on Saturday May 19, Please go to the More then Files link above to find the Waiver Form all volunteers are required to fill out. To save time, please print this out, fill it out and bring it with you to the event. I will bring extras if you forget.
    Looking forward to seeing everyone!

    May 15, 2012

  • Linda

    sunday would be better for me as well

    May 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I so would like to come but I'm working on Saturdays and cannot get to Waleska before 4pm. Any other time, maybe a Sunday soon? Thank you

    April 24, 2012

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