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



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!


Approximately 18-20 years
Appaloosa Gelding
Foaled approximately 1988-1990
Deceased 9/3/13

Brave is almost completely blind, something I’ve avoided taking before this.  He has the courage of a lion, but with the set up here, he really needs a buddy too.  So, daily, he’s walked out into our herd.  I’ve walked him around the perimeter fencing; let him sniff noses with anyone that wants, and left alone, he stands still in the middle of the group, quiet, sussing the situation out.  So far, the most interested is Swing’s Lew – and this may be significant – it’s the very first gelding Lew has shown an interest in.  If Lew decides to take Brave under his wing, we have to see how Lew’s ladies will handle that….  UPDATE: With the passing of Lew, Brave hooked up with Sweet Hershey, who is his seeing-eye horse now!  Brave was headed to slaughter when Shirley Puga and her volunteer crew saved him from the feedlot where he awaited transport.  Imagine that hell – so difficult for every horse – when you’re blind and simply don’t know what’s happening. He is smart, and a survivor, but it has not been, and may not be for a while, easy.  Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated.

Brave is learning the area here at TGC, with our volunteer, Sierra, and my neighbor, and myself chaperoning.  He lingers in the main stall line as a flat and predictable surface, but here he’s part way into the paddock: 





Here, Sierra gives Bruhad the evil eye – stay away! Actually, Bru was just curious and has been friendly to Brave, but that first day, we were very protective…

Above, Sierra works Brave in the round pen on a lunge line. That was only needed for the first couple of times, and now he lunges free with his ‘seeing-eye’ horse, Hershey. 

Above, Brave looks proud with  Kasey Jorgensen. Pics taken by Kasey’s mom, DeeAnn Bradley on 12/27/09   

Here is Brave with his "seeing-eye" horse, Hershey.  I don't know if Brave's life can continue past Hershey's life, so I take the best care I can of both.  Hershey wears jingle bells to help Brave keep track of him.....


Goodbye to Brave


© 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 



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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