Ga Dept of Agriculture

 

Happy End-Success Stories

Here are some success stories of rehabilitated horses that have been sold at previous GDA sales or are still at one of the impound barns and will be available at one of the upcoming sales.

FRANKLIN was sold at our Halloween Impound Auction 10/29/11

FRANKLIN BEFORE

FRANKLIN AFTER

Franklin now Rope shown here with Scout now Cisco in their Happy New Home Together!

 

HERO was sold at our Halloween Impound Auction 10/29/11

HERO BEFORE

HERO AFTER

This is Hero with his loving new family! He was purchased by Dale & Cheryl Mauldin, grand parents,
and these are their grandkids, Brianna, Elijah, Brooklyn and Chloe. They are loving him and spoiling him rotten!

 

DANTHEMAN'S STORY

DANTHEMAN BEFORE

 

   DANTHEMAN was the thinnest, weakest horse ever to come to the Decatur Impound still able to stand and walk. He was staggering when he got off the trailer and wobbled to the stall. His owners excuse for his condition was “He won’t eat.” We found that he had a ravenous appetite and had to be careful not to feed him too much at first.

Dan’s other problem was that he was a Cryptorchid, meaning he had a retained testicle. He was unable to be castrated without major surgery. This is a very expensive operation and GDA does not have the funds to do this. Dr. Lowder and Dr. Mueller from UGA arranged for Dan to be castrated at no charge to the State. This operation was very successful and DANTHEMAN has fully recovered and is beautiful.

Dan is an 8 yr. old, 15h, liver chestnut, gaited gelding and is very smooth and mannerly to ride. He was recently sold at our Impound Auction on 7/23/11 in Mansfield.

DANTHEMAN AFTER

 




 

SCOUT'S STORY

SCOUT BEFORE

 Scout was a severely emaciated stallion when he was first brought to the Decatur Impound Critical Care Facility. Scout was given his name by the Girl Scout Troop # 27404 out of Decatur.  The Troop raised $1000 for his rehabilitation through the sale of horse cookies at the local horse shows. He weighed only 678lbs at this time. All four of his hooves were extremely long and neglected. His hind hooves were so bad they were "slipper toed" and had to be cut with a hacksaw.

GERL (Georgia Equine Rescue League), paid for his castration through their Stallions to Geldings program.

Scout has fully recovered and was sold at the Impound Auction on 7/23/11 in Mansfield. His sale weight was 1033lbs! He is very happy at his new home, with a new name, Cisco. He's Pictured below with his new loving owner! What a success story!!!

                                                

 

DIXIE was sold at our June 2010 Impound Auction @ Fox Hall Farm

Foxy Lady, FKA, Dixie with her loving owner, Dotti Carter.

Check back for her story!!

HALO along with WINGS was sold at our Mansfield Impound Auction September 26,2008

HALO and WINGS rehabilitated and soon to be ready our Impound Auction 2008.

HALO and SCOUT, FKA, WINGS 3 years later 2011

ROSEBUD was also sold at our Mansfield Impound Auction on September 26, 2008

Please check back for Halo, Wings and Rosebud's Stories! Coming soon!

STAY TUNED FOR MORE AMAZING SUCCESS STORIES FROM OUR GDA HORSES

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