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!
approximately 22 year old Argentine TB PoloPony
Arrived TGC 4/18/15; Died 7/9/15
This pretty mare came in terribly banged up and thin as you can see from these photos. She had also a long cut on her hip, two bad bite marks, and scrapes on the back of her knee too.
Her dirtbag ex-owner cut every possible corner on any horse he held in disregard (witness his abandonment of Medina, for whom he has never donated a penny, who he abandoned once he injured her, and who would not even release her medical records to TGC!) So poor little Saki was in a pen with multiple horses, fighting for enough to eat and taking a beating, and failing, stabled with a facility that is notorious in polo circles as being absolutely cut rate and below normal standards in equine care.
Saki is a sweet mare - not alpha at all - but with great self-possession. Even covered with cuts and bruises, with too long toes in too tight shoes, having trailered from Malibu to Santa Clarita, layed over a night and then trailered to Anza, running with an old bowed tendon and a bone chip in the same knee, she easily held her own with the excited geldings here at TGC. A tough war pony for sure!
It may be too soon to say, but after receiving approval from our lead mare Star, it seems that Saki has chosen the fabulous Pepe to follow, much to Keller's dismay! Diamond is also there as a backup, to Lester's dismay. When the pretty ladies arrive, 'bros before hos' becomes history! We'll see how this plays out.
Dear little Saki, of course, has no sponsorship. Polo Pony Rescue was willing to transport her for us, and even made a one time donation to help with her initial expenses, and we truly appreciate that. But this mare, with some luck, will be here for a while - she needs someone in her corner - 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!!)