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 cocarrot@earthlink.net  - we'll do our best to help you.

The Golden Carrot

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!

In Loving Memory of Bobby Sox

42 years old
13.3 hand Welsh Cob mix
Dark Brown, with four white feet (socks) and a white blaze
Passed away July 2001

Bobby Sox was the horse which first inspired Casey to start The Golden Carrot.  After a long history, he became Casey’s ride, but needed more attention as he aged.  In July of 2001, Bobby Sox died at age 42.   The best horse  ever foaled. Responds to English and Western commands (neck and direct  reins); trail rides perfectly, sound and bomb proof. Great caretaker  of the young – whether young horses or young riders – but if you’re  an adult, you’d better do your job or off you go! I rode Bobby Sox for  10 years bareback with only a halter and looped lead rope for reins  – and he only threw me twice! He spent some time as a riding horse at  one of the Griffith Park, Los Angeles riding stables, then owned by  a series of young women at the Playa del Rey Stables near the Ballona  wetlands . There is a lot I could say about my Bobby. I was privileged to have him for over 25 years.  He taught me so much, was my first horse, my first love.  As time goes by, I will try to find other pictures of him (all regular photos I will need to find a way to scan) and tell you something of his life.  But suffice it to say that the Golden Carrot is his legacy - he showed me every day how much the older horse has to offer, and I rescue because I loved him.  I'm grateful I was able to make his life good, after his years of service, and cringe at the idea of him loading onto a slaughter truck.  So, I do my best to save others in his name.

© 2011 - The Golden Carrot is a 501c3 public benefit charity

 


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 

 

Duke

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.

WISH LIST:

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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