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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30-something possibly QH or QH/Arab or Appendix QH (anyone's guess!)

Arrived TGC 11/8/15

Died 12/19/16

Goodbye to Lucy


Lucy's previous owners contacted our fellow rescue, Under the Angel's Wings, saying they had had her for 6 months and "could no longer care for her".  They provided two pictures, in which she didn't look TOO bad.  A couple of weeks passed as the logistics of getting her out of there wound along, and on the 7th of November, Courtney got Lucy to her rescue in Phelan for an overnight. And these pictures tell a much different story.  On the 8th, Courtney brought her here.


Dr. Zadick has seen her and feels she is 250 pounds underweight; has a slight heart murmur; a little sand in her guts; melanoma on her left jawline, white line disease in her front hooves, slightly diminished sight in her right eye; and one long-ish tooth that doesn't affect her grinding too much right now, so he wants to wait until she gains at least 100 pounds before sedation and dental work. He agrees with "30" as an age.... and sedation is difficult enough with older horses!

Meantime, she eats like the proverbial horse - is drinking, peeing and pooping great, and slowly socializing....  She calls every morning for someone.  Breaks my heart to think she's been separated from a friend at this vulnerable stage of her life.  But hopefully she'll make new friends here .... Pepe is  beginning to approach her; Diamond and Montego have both made overtures ... but for a while, she just needs to heal.  

Lucy has one part sponsor (thanks Deb!) and recently acquired another, Tracey (thank you!), but needs more financial help.  Can you see your way clear to help Deb, Tracey and I help Lucy?  Check out our sponsorship page if you might consider even a small monthly amount to sponsor her....



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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