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!
Bay Mare, possibly Appendix QH or Morgan?
Foaled approximately 1993
Arrived TGC 11/30/14
Dear Naomi is so sweet, and her story so sad! She was found as a stray, along Highway 166 and Old River Road in Kern County, CA. This mare LOVES horses, and would not have willingly been on her own anywhere, so I have to assume someone dumped her. She was skinny, she shows signs of having been roped or had a bad accident with barbed wire in the scarring of her hind cannon bones, she has had at least one baby in the past, and possibly pulled a cart. We get this from scars!
And yet, she was lovely for the vet, and is devoted to her friend Summer (they came together), protecting her from everything!
The doc floated her as she had at least one tooth digging deep into her cheek, but says her heart and lungs and gut sounds are all good for a mare her age! Laurie adjusted her neck, and it was amazing to see an immediate softening of her eye. Like our Leo, Laurie thinks these maladjustments on Naomi might be of long standing, so she will be looked at next time Laurie visit for a followup.
Naomi (formerly known as Becky) has sponsors! Thank you Elaine Taylor, Niki Daniels, Lori Harris and Sonya Northrup for stepping up to help feed this girl! More sponsors, or occasional donors could help defray her vet expenses and farrier expenses, so please, if you're interested in Naomi, please feel free to step up!
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!!)