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 email@example.com - 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.
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Foaled approximately 1986
15.3 hh Appaloosa Mare
This is sweet Allie, a 25+ year old Appaloosa mare. Allie is blind in her right eye, and thin, but otherwise sound. She came to TGC when her owner passed away. The owner's boyfriend was unable to keep Allie and her daughter, Comet (age 20), and asked for help. He gave a financial donation, and a bunch of pipe corral and tack with Allie and Comet. I think he should be admired for doing this, as these mares were not his - it would have been easy for him to send them to auction. But at their ages, with their disabilities, they certainly would have headed to slaughter. Thank you, Fred, for your kindness!
Here are Allie's feet, before and after. Wow, you'd be amazed at how well she moved on these superlong toes!
(Yes, you'll see barbed wire in several of these pics - the fencing at her previous home was barbed wire, T-posts and electrified.)
Fred indicated that at one time, Allie was a racehorse! I will try to find out more about that. In the meantime, Allie has shown herself to be well trained and kind, but more submissive than her daughter, and a little overwhelmed by all of these changes in her life. I see a slight depression in her, at the loss of her human friend. Here Comet is getting lots of attention from the geldings, so Allie is quick to approach a kind voice, and appreciate some pets. I had to separate her and Comet in the evenings, because Comet is pretty fat, and Allie is pretty thin. Hopefully, I can balance that out a bit.
She's got Peanut's sweet nature and good coloring; but Chacha's horrible broomtail. And she's just a love!
Allie has a sponsor! Happily, Marilyn Braly has stepped up to sponsor Allie from June 22, 2011 to June 21, 2012. THANK YOU Marilyn for helping this deserving mare!
© 2011 - The Golden Carrot is a 501c3 public benefit charity
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!!)