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!
In Loving Memory of Maker’s Mark
20 something years old
16 hand DrkBrown/Black Thoroughbred
Passed away 1998(ish)
To my deep embarrassment, I can’t recall exactly what year Mark died and the above is the only picture I have of him. He was with me only a few weeks, dying of a broken leg. Mark was a great jumper for his prior owners, but his arthritis was making his jumping more of an effort than a joy. His people loved him enough to retire him, and he came to TGC. Mark was amazing in his pursuit of the mares – he would be standing one place, alone, and without ANYONE noticing, suddenly he’d be standing next to a mare, chatting her up. Since he didn’t seem to notice that mare had a gelding of her own, he often took a beating when the gelding finally realized he was there! I rode Mark only a few times, on gentle trail rides, and he was clearly interested and willing. But one morning, between turnout and breakfast, somehow, all by himself, Mark broke his leg! He was in a turn out on his own still – he wasn’t with me long enough for me to feel he was ok alone in the herd – with those mare-stealing ways, I didn’t want him getting hurt. How ironic. At breakfast, which I threw before my long commute to LA, I saw that he didn’t come to me as usual, letting me bring his hay to him. I realized he had a huge swelling in his leg, and called the vet. I had to leave for work before the vet could arrive, but my neighbor met with him and then called me with the bad news – Mark was gone. He’d been laying down when Mike and Dr. Woods ararived. Dr. Woods was horrified when he watched Mark get to his feet, leg dangling. His passing was quick and painless, and all I can do is weep for the waste, and remember that he was much loved by his former owners, so not having a lot of time to be happy here wasn’t as important as it is for some other horses. He was a really really NICE horse for me.
© 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!!)