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!
30 something Arabian Mare - Grayed with chestnut freckles
Died April 28, 2012
This is little Lola. Lola is an elderly Arabian mare with blindness in her left eye (probably from trauma). She's smart, and brave, and knows her name! Lola was owned by a local couple. Horribly, they were both killed when a drunk driver came into their lane of travel and hit them headon. Their children don't have facilities or know-how to care for horses, and have spent some time placing the two riding horses they owned. The couple had taken in Lola to pony their grandchildren around, and with her age and disabilities, the kids were afraid she would end up in a bad situation. They asked TGC to provide Lola with some final golden years, and provided a financial donation which will cover her expenses for a year. This donation was made in memory of their parents, Carlos and Laurie Castro, who died May 6, 2011. In her first turnout, Lola simply trotted right out to meet everyone. She showed great poise, wandered around and checked everything out. No one approached her, and she didn't approach them. Turns out, she is a lot like Silver (another little white Arabian) - doesnt' have a lot of use for other horses, is very people oriented. So, I placed Silver next to her, and kept my fingers crossed. Seems like they are "hooking up"! You can see the bite marks Lola sustained on her third day from someone mean enough to come at her on her blind side! Silver will help prevent that - she hasn't had any new bite marks since they became friends. Dr. Z sez she'll need some dental work. She's missing a couple of molars, which means the opposing molars are growing long and almost meeting the gums. So, we need to take those down so that her mouth will close properly. She is getting a morning bucket, like Buddy, as she doesn't seem to have interest in the bermuda grass....
© 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!!)