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



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Gray Percheron-X Mare, Foaled May 2002

Arrived 3/9/14 - Passed Away 4/26/16

 Goodbye to Butters

Buttercup is a relative youngster for The Golden Carrot, at only 12 years old, but she has a number of health and lameness issues which make her our newest resident. Farriers and vet agree she has some definite issues with her left stifle.  The family who saved her from death and tried hard to resolve her issues tell me their vet had suggested a possible calcium deficiency, causing a condition called "thumps". (Blood work looked normal) I'm not sure that was an issue, or if perhaps the spasming in the flank might have been response to overuse of that stifle, but will be watching.  My vet believes she needs to lose weight, and has set forth a diet designed to avoid development of Insulin Resistance - "Easy Keeper" might be Butters other name!


She was "rescued" by Animali Farms from the Premarin industry (I have no information about whether she was actually inpregnanted for her urine, or if she was a foal of one of those tormented souls); and they adopted her to a stable owner who immediately used her as a recipient mare twice (impregnated her with sperm and egg from other horses). When she returned from the second pregnancy with lameness issues, the stable owner was going to put her down but Tracy and her family stepped in.  She worked HARD to help Butters be better, and is continue to help support her here at TGC.

This is a sweet sweet people-oriented mare. She likes the donkeys and Ronan, all smaller than she is.  Basky has tried repeatedly to befriend her but a big TB mare is more than she can handle just yet.  I hope we can keep her healthy and allow her a life with horses and people who don't expect to profit from her for some golden years!


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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