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.

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Foaled 1982 (approx.)
15.2 Hand MorganBlack Bay w/white star
Deceased March 17, 2012

After two months of pleading from Kit Krassell, I gave in and agreed to take Falcon, a 20 year old Morgan. Kit won me over by preparing a written agreement, specifying exactly what she could and would pay for to help support Falcon. In particular, she promised $75 per month, and farrier expenses up to $50 for a shoeing if necessary, otherwise, trims at $25 every two months, and veterinary expense including euthanasia. Falcon came to me in November of 2002 with a donation which paid for his transport, and three months support. 

Thereafter, Kit sent a check for $50 March through July, and then told me that I don’t deserve that she should live up to her written agreement (although she didn’t say WHY I don’t deserve it), and has paid nothing for his care. Falcon comes to me with ringbone and a ‘locking’ stifle. Kit thought he’d be too feisty to use as a lesson horse, but that also wasn’t true. He’s the perfect size for a lesson horse – not too big, but powerfully built. He helped a young English girl named Felicity get over a traumatic fall which resulted in her not riding for over a year. Watching his kind responsiveness to her tentative efforts to speed him up; his immediate stop when asked; and the huge grin on her face the first time they cantered and stopped successfully – well, enough said.

Falcon deserves to be a Golden Carrot horse, and I am glad he is here, despite the wretched behavior of his prior owner. When Orion’s friend Andy died, he turned to Falcon for companionship, and Falcon took care of Ori the way Ori used to take care of Andy, for Orion’s time of mourning. When Orion passed, Falcon waited a few months, and became Hava’s new boyfriend, while still remaining Buck’s friend as well. Is this not a wonderful tempered horse?       

Julia learns turns with Falcon's Patient help! He's the BEST beginning lesson horse.


© 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!!)


Top rated non profit 2012 

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