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.

Donate if you can. Volunteer if you can. Spread the word!


25-30 something Palomino Quarterpony mare

Arrived 11-24-15

Passed away 9-21-17


The rescue of Glory is a collaborative effort. HiCaliber Horse Rescue went to the Ontario Auction, and saw Glory standing alone, with a huge saddle on her back, being bid on by a Kill Buyer.  They stepped up and bid successfully, taking Glory home with them.  But her age, and some lameness issues mean placing her as anything but a pasture puff is unlikely, so home to TGC she came a week later.

She has a ginormous crack in her left hind, all the way up to the coronet band, which probably explains some of her lameness; an old bow on the right front, all of her hoofs unbalanced, evidencing long term really bad hoof care.  I have a call in to Dr. Zadick to see what else he can tell me about her.  


She's kind, and calm,  and while wary the first time I approached her, she allowed me to catch her and she then discovered the Glory of cookies.  So now I'm the cookie lady, and I see a different face ...


Two HiCaliber supporters have stepped up to partly sponsor her on a monthly basis, and since she's a little girl, I'd say we need $100 more of support - can any of you provide monthly sponsorship?  Other HiCaliber supporters provided enough extra donations to cover her for the first month, but we need more help to get her healthy and keep her that way.



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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