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!
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30 year old Missouri Foxtrotter Mare, dapple gray grayed to white
"Zane's Silver Belle C"
Foaled 1987 - Arrived at TGC Foster 5/20/16
In December of 2015, The Golden Carrot lost a dear friend and supporter, Jane Crase, who had sponsored Star and then added Leo. Jane passed away from injuries she had incurred in a riding accident - just the way she might have chosen to go, I suspect.
It's taken a lot of months, but I was contacted and asked to take in Jane's mare, JB (short for her nickname of JellyBelly), who Jane raised from a foal. JB is 30 now, a Missouri Foxtrotter, ex show horse and probably everything else. Of course there was no way I would say no, but when I was approached, we didn't have room and I made a deal with our board member and friend, Sue Friley, for her to take JB until we could accommodate her.
Jane's friend Hope wrote this about JB:
JB is her pet name short for Jellybelly.. Lol Her Reg name I can't remember, I think it's .. Zanes Silverbelle. JB is a Reg Mo. Fox Trotter and was foaled in 1986 or 87? .. I trained and showed this mare on and off for several years for Jane, her one
and only owner .. She was fun to show and together we won several awards and year end Championships.. As a young filly we won halter classes and even as a mature mare did some winning in halter. As a performance horse she and I won several 2 gait classes here in California and then a few years later in 2 and 3 gait classes which includes a canter .. We also completed several long distance competitive trail rides together and won a few and placed in all of the rides we went on. . It was wonderful and fun achievement as the Fox Trotters as a breed
were not well known at this time. She was a fabulous and smooth ride
.. This mare loves people and gets along great with others and truly
deserves a long and cared full life . .. I remember her with fondness
JB arrived tired, but kind, and was an immediate hit with Sue's other mare, Angel, and with Rusty. She gently touched noses with ancient Nester the donkey, and settled right in. Sue is in love - she keeps saying her husband is smitten, but ... I think SHE is. I visited JB a couple of days later, and she clearly had the run of the place and knew to hustle over for a carrot.... I think this will be a good setting for her, as facing a herd as large as TGCs might have been a lot for her to deal with. Don't think for a minute that she isn't missing Jane, and her stallmate Vinnie, and her old life. But I think she'll settle in and happily accept Sue's love.
JB doesn't have any sponsors. Can anyone consider a small monthly donation to help support this elderly Cushings mare? She could use your help!
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!!)