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Iron Gait Percherons, Inc. (IGP) of Waleska, Georgia, is a nonprofit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes.  Specifically, IGP rescues Percheron and other draft Iron Gait Percheronsbreed 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.  IGP also seeks to increase beneficial human and equine relationships through animal/human interaction and education.

Although IGP’s primary mission is focused on the Percheron draft horse breed, we never turn away any other horse in need of our help, and take in horses and ponies from all over the country.  In the first year and a half of operation, IGP was able to rescue a total of 94 needing horses and adopted out 56 of these wonderful horses into forever loving homes.  IGP provided these horses/ponies with the veterinary needs, feed, and care they needed, but we also provide them with the love, compassion, attention, and humane interaction some of them had never known.


Denise S. Polydor formed Iron Gait Percherons, Inc. (IGP) as a nonprofit corporation in April of 2011, and serves as the President and Chairman of the Board for the organization today.  It is her lifetime of education and great love and respect for horses that originally inspired the formation of IGP.  As the primary caregiver at IGP, Denise is "hands-on" with all the rescue horses on a daily basis.