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.
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Palomino QH mare
Foaled Approx. 1993
Arrived at TGC 11/30/14
Summer was a seizure case by the Animal Control office in Kern County (Bakersfield) California. She was at the shelter for 60 days, but due to her eye injury, wasn't getting any interest.
TGC was asked to help place her. WIth her age and injury, she fits our mission so we offered her a home. THEN we were told she was strongly bonded to another mare, and we agreed to take both!
Summer was seized from a starvation situation, with a stallion. First vet check shows she's missing two upper molars, one on each side, has a slight heart murmur, and definitely has a slab of sand in her gut. The doctor does not think she is pregnant. We got the teeth floated; will be watching to see if new freedom to move helps to break up that sand slab (hopefully she won't colic from a large piece trying to pass), and otherwise, just allow her time and groceries to gain weight and over all health.
She's a very sweet mare normally, already answers to her name (or the voice of the food lady!), and is very cooperative until she figures out you are a vet! (she had to be sedated just to examine her mouth!) Lots of palomino mares have attitude - it comes from being the golden beauties from birth .... but she's quiet and kind. She is still adjusting to being blind on her right side, but hopefully with the help of her friend Naomi, she'll be ok. She needed a special fly mask, as her one remaining sighted eye is hyper sensitive to light. Ugh. But she's doing well between that new mask, and her friend Naomi!
Summer needs more sponsors. She has two part sponsors, but she needs more support - could that be you?
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!!)