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!
22 y/o Argentine TB gray mare
Arrives TGC 10/5/15
An Argentine TB mare in her 20s, Tolly has melanomas, a sticky stifle, stiff ankles (arthritis) and is smart enough to know if you can ride or not! Meaning, if you can, she's brilliant and bombproof. But if you don't.... get ready for a little bucking. Thing is, with her age and physical issues, you'd like to put kids on her, but it really has to be kids that can ride, and most of them can move up from a 22 year old with arthritis! Well, after a long career as a polo pony, it's ok for her to retire now...
She has done a lot - polo pony, played with cows, taught kids to ride. You can see she still has life left in her. Let's help her enjoy a retirement!
Tolly came in with a 15 year old OTTB named Beppe, and the two are in love. (SOoooo often I see older mares and younger geldings ... Cougars come in all breeds!) The two are quite attached so far.
She's steady for the younger riders too.
Above she worked cows FOR THE FIRST TIME! She's smart, maybe even unflappable!
And here she was in her glory days at Polo.
Apparently she aspires to be a brown horse and has a rep for being the dirtiest white horse at PPR. O my, wait till she sees our mudhole! (update - o my. She looked like this in short order. Dirty Tolly!)
Tolly has one part sponsor - can you join in to help her expenses with a small monthly donation?
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!!)