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!

Crescent Moon Jet

Foaled March 1, 1984

Black Appendix Gelding

Passed away January 19, 2018

Goodbye to Leo and Crescent Moon Jet



August 22, 2014, our latest resident, Jet, arrived.  Jet is 30, and has a set of problems not surprising at his age, mostly managable.  So far, he's a lovely horse to handle, and trying hard to make friends with the herd.  At his age, and a tad underweight, the ordeal of his 6 hour trailer ride here (and don't ask me why it took that long from San Diego), he was smart enough to hang in the stall line while he rested and recovered.  Now at at week here, he's starting to join the herd, by Basky's side.


His history includes time as a show horse, and a couple of recent years as a therapy horse.  Although his grandsire was the great Jet Deck, he never raced. His Therapy Horse Program owner is trying to get pictures of him during his show days, but I think these are so endearing.  How sweet does he look ?


The woman who ran the therapy program has fallen on hard times, and contacted us hoping we could help Jet.  He's a deserving guy, and after his vet visit, we're going to start him on medication for Cushings.  


He could really use some help - could you consider even a partial sponsorship for this guy?  So far, he has one part-sponsor, Lori Swenson - THANK YOU Lori for stepping up for Jet.  Will someone consider joining with Lori to help Jet?



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!!)


Top rated non profit 2012 

SHI - Support Stolen Horse International