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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Bay OTTB mare

Foaled - approximately 1990

Arrived TGC 5-3-2015


Princesa is an elderly thoroughbred bay mare. She has a tattoo which is completely illegible, so we know she raced.  She has NO incisors - making aging her via her teeth impossible.  She may have had a baby. She has been a polo pony in her past as well, and a child's lesson horse, and she came her from a riding stable in the hills of LA.  There is hardly a rotten job a horse can have that she hasn't endured.  Not much of a surprise that after all the people who made money from her, she's coming to TGC without any support at all.   We all know how I feel about people who make money off horses.


Her left foreleg has been pinfired.  Her spine is a pretzel and she has atrophy of one hip, and one shoulder (opposite sides) (hopefully Laurie can help her a bit with that). 


The above pic was on her first day here; below, after Laurie was able to work on her a while. She needs more, but Laurie felt that was all we should do today.

Despite these problems, she is unbearably sweet, cuddly as a puppy, and trying hard to find someone to be her friend.  Most mares become "accepted" by going directly into season - either Star (our lead mare) gives her approval of a viable mare; or a gelding will attach himself to her.  So far, that has not happened.  So she has decided that the donkeys are her friends. Sancho is interested; Diablo irritated!  But isn't that sweet?

Update 7/2017:

Princesa has found many friends here, all girls. She was very attached to Jules, who recently passed, and for a short period she followed Daisy around. But a new resident, Kamikaze ("Kaz") has become her new bestie, and these girls are seldom apart.  

Princesa has two sponsors, Margaret S. and Niki S., but could use a little more help. With her toothlessness (and overall size), her pelleted feed needs are high, and she does have days when a little painmeds helps. If you can add a few dollars a month to her sponsorship, it would be great!  Thanks Margaret and Niki for taking care of this tenderhearted gentle mare ...



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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