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!
JC name Weekend Rebel
23 year old chestnut OTTB gelding
Rebel comes to us from Polo Pony Rescue. In a change from her usual practice, Cathy accepted Rebel "sight unseen", depending on the honesty of his owners as to his condition. Ah, these young rescues... People lie all the time in their efforts to dump their horses in a way that makes them look good. At any rate, this is one way TGC can help those rescues who take on the horrendous chore of adopting horses back out to the public - when a horse is not adoptable, they fit our mission, and we in this way free up a stall for PPR to take in another that they CAN place.
Cathy did all that she could, but Rebel has had some kind of injury to his hocks, one is capped, and he will never be rideable or in any real way "useful" as humanity requires. He is an off track thoroughbred, and did a stint as a polo pony, two stressful and physically demanding sports which took a terrible toll on him.
So Rebel is with us now, and hopefully we can give him some good restful comfortable years. He needs fairly frequent medication/supplementation for arthritic pain, but otherwise just needs the usual groceries and the time with his herd. He came in with Jules, and is quite attached to her (Cathy told us he was a ladies' man, and that seems to be the case here was well).
Rebel has one part sponsor, can you join with the Northrup family to help him?
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!!)