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



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30-Something Bay Possibly QH or QH-Arab gelding

Arrived July 5, 2015


Trace was in trouble. One of three horses, but the one doing the worst, he'd been brought to a boarding facility by a family, whose board check bounced, who could not be reached.  Trace was being fed, the stable owner was responsible, but he has trouble eating hay, as his teeth are in bad shape, including many missing.

A woman who boarded there saw his dilemma and gave him some pellets, including telling the granddaughter of the owner about his needs, but it was clear since they didn't pay the board that they weren't going to get him food that he needed.  The woman got their relinquishment of ownership and Trace was on his way here.


He's a sweet guy, well trained, determined to eat everything that comes his way. I think he may become quite a chunky monkey, as only a week here has put visible weight on him.   He's not too interested in the herd just yet, and that may be due to chronic uveitis which has dimmed his vision.   He had some rainrot, which we were able to quickly treat while he was sedated for his dental work (he's a 'fighter' needing LOTS of sedation to get just a comfort float).  And yes, he had a bean. All signs of neglect....


Will YOU step up as a sponsor for this boy? Danielle K has set up a part sponsorship for him, but he needs more.  Any COMMITTED amount can make you a part sponsor of this sweet old man - I'm not sure how much time he'll have but he is a fighter. Can we make his effort worthwhile?  And thank you, Danielle!


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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