The Golden Carrot
is a forever home for older and manageably disabled horses, fully supported by the kind and generous donations of the public. As these horses are difficult to place in knowledgeable and responsible homes, they can depend on a final retirement here. However, as a service to the community, we will help people who are trying to place their healthy horse in a new home by working with other rescues. If you need such help, please send pictures of your horse and history of experience and physical abilities/disabilities including age, as well as your ability to transport or provide ongoing support in any amount, to firstname.lastname@example.org - we'll do our best to help you.
THIS IS A FOREVER HOME FOR OLDER AND MANAGEABLY DISABLED HORSES. THEY ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!
Join us today in our efforts to save those unloved, unwanted, unsafe equines, who deserve a better chance at life.
Donate if you can. Volunteer if you can. Spread the word!
Many horses come to TGC ill, abused, starved. Right is Duke in July of 2008, and below is him again 2 months later. We CAN make a difference, with your help.
The Golden Carrot is home to 40 horses and 2 donks at this time.
First and foremost: The Golden Carrot is hoping for a donation of land (a minimum of 20 acres, but that only covers what we're doing so far, more would be greatly appreciated). It doesn't have to be developed. Just access to water and electric (and water could mean simply that I could dig a well…).
Thing is, I'm a tenant on 27 acres, of which I really can use only 7-10 acres. At 45 horses and 3 donkeys, I'm pretty much at maximum capacity. And you know that horses need space to be healthy. In addition to wishing I had more room for the oldsters who comprise our mission, I could be helpful rehabbing horses for other rescues, leaving them a stall for 6 months to a year that they could fill with other horses who only need retraining and rehoming. And if the Golden Carrot owned their own land, I could apply for grants to get real barns built, instead of the little shanty stalls I have currently. I don't want the land to be in my name at all - it will BELONG to the Golden Carrot, which is a California corporation and can own land, so that should the day dawn that I die, the horses are still safe on their own property.
I can't help but think that someone who bought land when the construction boom was going well, might now be more interested in a nice tax deduction instead of paying taxes and insurance on a piece they don't anticipate developing in the next number of years? Or a piece that doesn't sell for some reason ….
Secondly, donations, big or small, one-time or monthly, including sponsorships. If donations could swell a little, I could afford to offer an actual salary to a helper, and should we get that land, I will need a helper! Or, maybe even a teeny salary for me, to take off the strain of finding paid work to cover my own groceries! Or maybe someone knows a big company that wants to sponsor us with one big donation (we could use that for the land!!)