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.

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JC Name "Lionizer", Tat F18362

OTTB, dark bay gelding

Foaled 4/3/02

Passed away 1/19/18

Goodbye to Leo and Crescent Moon Jet


Our Little Leo is an OTTB known as Lionizer.  At age 6, Leo had a catastrophic injury on the track, involving both of his knees, and was "given" by his trainer to a private party. They tried to ride him ("maybe 4 times") but he was "too hot" and has,in the past 6 years since, been standing in his stall with occasional turnouts into an arena.

 In his career, he raced 8 times. He won once, got a second once, and total earnings were $14,650.  raced in all the So Cal tracks. He has some big names for grandparents (Mr. Prospector) and great-grandparents (Secretariat and Raise a Native on his daddy's side, and Seattle Slew on his mom's side).

His knees are a mess. My first order of business was to have the vet see him.  His teeth were ALSO a mess, and took a lot of work, not all of which could be corrected in one go.  I do think he's chewing better now though.  His knees however are bad. I've been working with previcox (anti-inflam), and electrical pulse therapy to help them.  But the most help came from our friend, supporter and board member, Laurie, who was able to adjust several neck problems, and his hip, with remarkable results!  He'll never be rideable, I think, but is SO much more comfortable.  Laurie intends to see him in a few weeks, as after such longstanding neglect, she feels the adjustments might not hold at first.  


Leo is a real pocket pony, anxious for pets and treats. He's very smart, and trying hard to make friends in the herd (has a penchant for mares tho, and they're not sure about him...)


I'm so grateful to After the Finish Line for providing a grant for Leo's first expenses.  In addition THRILLED that Jane C - who had sponsored Cassidy and also sponsors Star - has transferred Cass's part-sponsorship to him! Can you join them to help Leo?

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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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