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.
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15.3 Chestnut OTTB mare
Per Jockey Club: "Cousin Wanda"
Foaled approximately 1989 (based on dental exam)
Arrived TGC 2/13 ;
Corazon is an off track thoroughbred mare. We hope to be able to decipher her Tattoo, and get precise identification. Meantime, we know that after racing, she became a polo pony, and a lesson horse for kids. She's been there, and done that.
Her ex-owner provided this information, after she saved her from "The Mountain Men" situation where she was in great distress.
She is a TB off the track, and played polo all her life after that. She has had 2 owners. She has no vices and is easy to handle. She is approx. 20 yrs old, but the lip tatoo will be more exact. She was an amazing polo horse, very willing and pure heart, hence Corazon. When she retired from polo, she became a school horse for young kids. She was very safe and gentle, and very easy to get along with the rest of the herd. She is usually the bottom of pecking order. She has a heart brand on her left shoulder. After kids lesson horse, she was beginning to be trippy and she was retired permanently, donated to the Mountain Men, who had a few other horses (which thrived on the mountain). She didn't thrive because the herd pushed her away from the feed and vet thinks she was probably foraging wild grasses and eating acorns and oak leaves (which caused the diarrhea, which is now gone since being on a normal diet).
This is Corazon after 3 weeks with her former owner, after rescue, on her second day here at TGC (2/2/13). Still so thin, but what heart
Since she came off the mountain 3 weeks ago, she received the following:
- Panacur PowerPac for worming
- Feet trimmed, but hadn't been done before that in 2-3 years.
- Teeth floated
- Blood panel, which came back normal
She always had some windpuffs, in the rear legs. I noticed this hard lump on the left leg too and it is definitely new to me (happened since she was on the mountain, sometime in the last 2 1/2 years). She has had no vaccines in the last 3 years, but has been isolated from other horses, other than the small herd she was with on the mountain.
As this shows, and I think the pictures as well, poor Corazon has had 2-3 extremely bad years. Lets see what we can do to improve her lot!
In her second week here, Corazon has already 'earned' our help - our youngster Gio was badly injured, and Corazon has been in his hospital pen with him, providing him with company to prevent distress. They get along well enough and I think it's ok for her to have a little more time without too much to handle.
Corazon meets Gideon. She has a beautiful soul.
Three months later:
Dear Corazon, so kind and gentle, needs a sponsor of her own. Can you help?
YAY! Our Video on Yahoo has generated some sponsors, and Corazon now has her own, who prefers to remain anonymous - but she knows how much we appreciate her help! But a full sponsorship only covers feed, if you would like to help Corazon with her other expenses (farrier, vet, supplements etc) let me know!
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 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!!)