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!


Foaled 2/11/81 Died 5/16/13
15.2 Appendix Quarterhorse

A rare shot of Victor, who hides behind Sunny and Shine when the camera shows up! Thanks DeeAnn Bradley for this cute pic Victor’s prior owners had been gouged for huge vet bills for cortisone injections, but my observation is simply that they had the worst farrier in the world – the angles on his front feet were so dramatically different as to be ridiculous. Poor Victor was trying to move in one tennie shoe, and one high heel! I pointed this out, but the prior owners had already made their decision, and so Victor came to TGC. They have never provided any sponsorship support for Victor. Victor first hooked up with Malika and the two were inseparable. After a proper shoeing, Victor goes well, although is ‘popped’ knees make him stiff. He carried a few small riders around for his first years here, but at his age, is fully retired now. Victor lost his lady, Malika.  He sought comfort with PC and Sunny, and then joined with Shine to be Sunny’s caretakers after PC’s death.   

This is the sweet Victor in 12/09, pic taken by DeeAnn Bradley. For an old guy, he still looks good! This is Sunny and Victor in December 2008.  With Shine, they form one of TGCs ‘sub-herds’.    Victor passed away on May 16, 2013.  He will be sorely missed.

Goodbye to Victor


© 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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