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  - we'll do our best to help you.

The Golden Carrot



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14.2 hh Mustang Mare, gray
Foaled approximately 1995

Arrived TGC 2010

Passed away 6/20/16

Anaba (Navajo meaning ‘returns from war’) came to the Golden Carrot from Shirley Puga and her gang of rescuers, after they saved her the killer buyer’s feed lot. They thought they’d found a home for her, but she may have a ‘locking stifle’ and she was returned. She’s also very thin under her long hair coat, but feisty, and so beautiful with her one blue eye, and one light golden eye. Shirley and Marlene told me she was a mustang, and she does have the BLM brand, but I’m surprised. Those tiny feet and substantial rump, not to mention the pretty face, look very quarter-horsey to me, and she’s got the ‘tude and snortiness some arabians have, as well as a short back. I guess mustangs come in a lot of shapes and sizes! She walks sound with just a little hitch in that right hind, and can run backwards hammering poor Oso with both feet as she reverses, so I’m not sure about the stifle actually locking…        


On the left is Anaba’s left side amber eye; on the right is her right side blue eye! Really interesting looking but as far as I can tell, she sees well out of both. But then Dr. Zadick felt she doesn’t see well out of the golden eye …. perhaps just shadows, and she IS spooky on that side.

Anaba’s full body. Again, she’s pretty wooly so it’s not obvious but I think you can see how caved in she is on her topline, and how bony her shoulders are.

Here Anaba is wearing Anna’s old blanket. It’s a nice fit for this pony mare. Anaba was leery of having a blanket, and she doesn’t like contact around her hind legs. She gave the farrier a little hell, thinking something bad was coming. Both blanketing and trims were handled slowly, and she never threatened to kick, just tried hard to move away. And now she’s fine with a blanket, and we hope the trims next time will go a little easier. She has teeny feet….  UPDATE:  Here we are in September of 2011, and Anaba is STILL 'tetchy' about having her hind feet picked up.  She got her front feet trimmed a couple of days ago, but between her resistance, and my farrier's recent injury, we let her hind feet go till Juan has a chance to recover a little more.  I'm not doing my job here - I need to work with her a little all the time, so it's not a scary thing...

Anaba’s glamour shot – kinda exotic or even prehistoric, isn’t it?

Anaba is now sponsored. Sadly, her bff Butters passed away, but Butters' sponsor, Margaret Squires, has transferred her sponsorship to this lovely mare. THANK Margaret! Anaba could use a little more help tho, so please contact me if you can give a little for our exotic little Mustang mare. 


Star and Ronan

Star and Ronan were the youngest horses at TGC - But now Gio and Jed are! All thrown away because people could not be bothered. Can you help them?
Jed and Gio - the youngest horses at TGC 



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.

Duke 2 months after he arrived at TGC












The Golden Carrot is home to 37 horses and 2 donks at this time.


First and foremost:  The Golden Carrot was hoping for a donation of land but after a decade, it seemed clear that we weren't going to get that. I'd been saving every penny hoping to have travel expenses, but decided to use it as a downpayment. Then came up against the hard truth that no lenders will lend to a 501c3. No matter what. So in the end, after countless hours on all the real estate sites, I found, and purchased, 130 acres in Snowflake AZ.  It is raw land, and while I have enough to get the well drilled and operational, and the property fenced, we still need your help.  Stalls will cost a lot to build. Tractor work to level a site, materials, someone to build, trenching water lines and electric etc.  Any donation you can make to help with these costs will be so much appreciated.


Or - do you have pipe corral panels you can donate? When we get to that point, would you be willing to help us transport our equine residents to their new digs? 

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 to that land, I will need a helper!


Or maybe someone knows a big company that wants to sponsor us with one big donation (we could use that for the land!!)


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