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!
19-20 year old Chestnut Thoroughbred Mare (foaled approx 1995)
This lovely mare was once someone's baby. She was super well cared for, healthy weight, shiny coat, recent shoes, and her teeth done. She's well trained, bright eyed and cooperative. She stood, a little confused but willing, in the auction ring, innocent and unaware that her life was changing forever. Lovely as she is, only the kill buyer was bidding for her. How does that happen?
At that auction were several rescues, including one that specializes in Off Track Thoroughbreds. That rescue "committed" to save her. But upon closer look, realized she was "older", and that she was not off track (no tattoo). Thus, she would be harder to place, and harder to fundraise for. Their committment ended here, and Anya came here (I'd told another rescue at the auction that if an older horse was in trouble, to go ahead and try to save them, TGC would help him or her, and on hearing from the first "rescue", the second one contacted me to take Anya. I don't pay for horses, but had to pay her fees; I figured I'd spend as much rehabilitating an older more damaged horse, so went ahead and paid her 'bail'.)
At any rate, because she's not bone thin, or hopelessly disabled, maybe our dear Anya won't be sponsored. But TGC is committed to providing for the unwanted horses, those tossed aside like an old Kleenex. Will you join us in showing Anya that her innocent trusting nature, and belief in the goodness of humans, is justified?
Let me tell you that this is one sweet hearted mare. She has been friendly with horse after horse in the field, male and female. When she and Buttercup get together, it's like a sugar overload! She loves the donkeys too. She behaves well, and so far, the only horse that's been mean to her, unfortunately, is her stallmate Jasper! She was between him and Daisy tho, so when I switched them out, he got a little better! And once she's settled in well, I'll find out if she rides, and let you know.
Please join us in taking care of this lovely mare for the rest of her days. I believe she deserves it!
So far, Elizabeth C and Jan Heppert have stepped up with part sponsorships for Anya. Can you join them to help this lovely mare live? Thank you, ladies!
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!!)