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!
TH/QH cross chestnut mare
Foaled approximately 2000
Kaz has come to TGC thru the Stanford University polo program, where Gamut used to work.
Kaz is considered "hot" and so wasn't suitable for beginning riders in the polo program, and between that and her age, was harder to place. She DOES seem to have some stiffness issues, which we are treating with mild pain relievers as needed.
so far, Kaz seems to be a "man's woman", generating lots of interest in the horses, from Ronan, to Bear, to Jedi.
She comes back to her stall at night very eagerly and has her head all the way out the window looking for that second bucket that has the carrots in it!
She has a scar on her shoulder, that doesn't seme to cause any problems - polo wars no doubt...
Two of the volunteer coaches, Michael and Heather, from the polo program are providing some financial support for Kaz - but we need much more just to cover her feed expenses, so if you would consider this girl, even $10 or $20 a month would be a wonderful help to us, and validation of her years teaching humans to ride!
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!!)