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!
15 year old OTTB Darkbrown Gelding
Arrived TGC 10/6/15
I was contacted by a San Bernardino Animal Services Investigator, to find a home for this gelding. I was told he was 24. He was part of a seizure, and there is legal action pending so they can't provide me with the pictures of him when he was seized 6 weeks ago. He was a body score of 1.5 when seized. The mare seized with him was so bad the shelter vet decided to euthanize her. These pictures show how far he has to go...
It's brutal when you know that this well bred horse is actually only 15 years old, raced 56 times, earning $64,000 in his career. He is a true racing warrior. While his earnings aren't spectacular, they should have paid for every expense of his entire lifetime. And he raced largely in Nebraska - so I'm thinking the purses weren't that huge.... How did he end up here? He has a slight pop in his right knee, and some little thing in his stride behind, but moves beautifully despite that.
I was thrilled to find that Beppe is a Seattle Slew grandson (I have a weakness for these guys).
Beppe has about 200 pounds to gain, and a gutful of sand to clear, so his future is a little dicey. Hopefully, we can do our best for him and that will be enough. I normally don't like to take horses so young, but dang. He needs our help, agree? He needs sponsors. Can you join with part-sponsor Suzanne B to help him? Can you help him get the groceries and care he needs?
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!!)