This presentation will explain what GERL is and what we are involved in.
We often receive calls from people who are struggling in this current economy, requesting that we take their horses because they cannot afford to care for them any longer. In fact, there are so many such calls that it is impossible for all of the rescue organizations and/or the Georgia Department of Agriculture to be able to take them all. Here are some important facts that you should know and some suggested guidelines to follow if you are trying to find a new home for your horse:
The GDA uses The Henneke System for scoring a horse's body condition when they are called upon to investigate cases of abuse and neglect. The attached presentation was prepared by Robin Easley, Field Supervisor to help us understand what this system is and how it is used:
For anyone that is considering adopting one of GERL's available horses or purchasing one at a GDA auction but has never owned a horse before below is some general guideline on horse care:
These guidelines only provide a high level overview and are not intended to cover all aspects of horse ownership and care.
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Georgia Equine Rescue League
P.O. Box 328
Bethelhem, Ga 30520
To report a case of equine abuse, call the
Georgia Department of Agriculture Equine Division
Monday - Friday | 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
404-656-3713 or 800-282-5852