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 email@example.com - 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!
21 year old argentine thoroughbred mare
Arrived TGC 2/7/16
Gamut has been a Stanford Polo pony for many years. She was a very hot and fiery mare, especially on the field, and taught many students how to play.
She was completely retired from polo after an old tendon injury resurfaced, although is currently serviceably sound. The reason I was given as to why she needed a new home, after such a history, was "The SPC is a nonprofit and unfortunately doesn't have the resources to keep retired and hard-to-place horses indefinitely."
She came to me through Polo Pony Rescue, who Stanford contacted directly. When she arrived here, I was surprised that she came with NOTHING - no information about her condition, vaccinations, worming, the injury she had (when it occurred, what was done, the vet's diagnosis etc). I'm happy to report that on our FB page, a lovely woman, Laura H., mentioned how happy she was that Gamut had made a soft landing, and with her help, I hope to get answers to those questions - and in addition, she personally has committed a small monthly amount for Gamut's care! Just like people, as horses go through life, they make friends, some better friends than others, who stick with them. I'm so glad to welcome Laura to the Golden Carrot's family of sponsors! Gamut is a darling - I'm hoping she'll get more sponsorship in the coming months.
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!!)