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!
17.2 hh Chestnut Gelding Selle Francais
Arrived TGC 7-21-16
This young man has had some misfortunes. A really bad rear suspensory ligament tear, and a diagnosis of DSLD at his age, has ended his promising jumping career. He's huge; he's damaged although it's possible with a few months of rehab that he might be rideable at least on trails, or light dressage.
Most folks don't want a horse they have to nurse back to health, particularly if the outcome is questionable. And a big healthy boy like this would get the attention of the kill buyer if he was unlucky enough to end up drugged up at auction. We offer responsible owners such as his an alternative and dealing directly with the owners saves Bo the terrors and risks of auction, additional transport and quarantine costs, and the rescue gets lots of information on his training and condition. These things save Bo from distress; saves money; and avoids putting much needed $$ in the hands of the unscrupulous slaughter pipeline operatives.
The photos above were provided by his former owner, and I hope to have pics of him on his arrival soon. Bo's former owner is providing a part sponsorship - can someone join with her to help this giant boy to recover as fully as he can?
Four white feet - my favorite ever since my first horse, Bobby Sox.
So, just for the record. This boy's registered name is Odessey. He was shown under the name Odyssey. His former owner called him Beau. But we have a much loved memory of our Beau (big chestnut OTTB) and the computer won't let me have two pages with the same name, so we're gonna call him "Bo" - he won't know how we're spelling it, it picks up the "o" of his actual registered name, and "bo" reminds me of my first love, Bobby Sox, also with four white feet, who inspired me to do this work!
This was Bo on his first day here
Bo is here on the left, developing a boycrush on new arrival Bear, a few months after his arrival.
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!!)