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.
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!
Foaled Approx. 1987
16 hh “Fleabitten” Gray TB Gelding
Died September 27, 2013
Dion in August of 2010 – another great pic by DeeAnnBradley
This is Dion on October 22, 2007, when he came to TGC . The woman who sent him here had owned him only 4 months. She provided the picture below when asking me to take him.
He’s thin but clearly was not being fed properly. He also has bad arthritis in his left fetlock; and it looks like his left hip joint may be misaligned, and he has lost two upper incisors on the left side of his mouth. Like Happy, perhaps, an old injury, never properly addressed.
He is an ex-race horse; but due to his age, the tattoo so far has not been decipherable. I’m going to photograph it and see if I can use photoshop or something to clarify the numbers. A gentle soul, so happy to get enough to eat. It will be interesting to see what he is when properly fed up, and with some treatment for his arthritis and hip displacement. In addition, he’s tenderfooted as he is terribly overtrimmed. December 2008Turns out, with proper feed, Dion is a powerhouse and very restive and destructive in his stall. His arthritis is much better tho, thanks to NaturVet’s donation of Arthrisoothe and MSM, so I intend to start channeling that energy. The worst part of that will be separating him from “his” mares, Anna and Peanut (who will no doubt be glad to have some time off from his hovering!)
Since this looks like the place where I picked Dion up, I assume this picture was taken in possibly June of 2007. It was a bad summer for Dion, for sure. I’m not impressed at what he’s eating in this picture either – if this is as good as it got, it’s no wonder he lost so much weight.
Let me out!
He's a sweet guy - here he's "making nice" with Anna!
These two photos are Dion in December 2008 after the big snow. He's a handsome guy!
Goodbye to Dion
Thank you, Robin West, for your kindness to this older TB.
© 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!!)