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



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"coming" 5 years old early August 2017

Breed undetermined at this point



Saban is a young horse, first bought at auction by HiCaliber Horse Rescue in January of 2017.  Our understanding is that he was a stud, and HCHR had him gelded immediately.  

At auction

At training

In late April or early May, he went for training, and came back with an un-healing wound at his TMJ, which eventually required him to go to the San Luis Rey Equine Hospital.

Returned to HCHR with this

There, his guardian angel Pam S., made arrangements to get him the surgery he needed to clean infection out of that joint.  Saban came to our facility at Pam's request.


This young horse had a 'rep' as being hostile, biting, kicking, striking and rearing. We have not seen that horse.  

Perhaps having the infection treated properly eliminated a pain situation to which he responded aggressively. At any rate, he's adorable and kind, and more than intimidated by our herd.  

Saban is dear to me as he is almost the age Gio was when he came to TGC. We're not used to youngsters here ... and they can present different issues.  Of course we don't know Saban's history before auction, so we have no idea what his training may be.  But he leads willingly; loaded into the trailer in 3 minutes; has been gentle around children and very affectionate with people, men and women. He's still under post-op care (pain meds for inflammation; antibios; special extra feed to get his weight up) but he's been lovely.  A super kind boy. We want to do the DNA testing to see if we can get a handle on his breed, and give him some time to acclimate to our herd and routines.  He could use some sponsorship .... can you spare a few dollars a month to help?


Goofy boy seeks out shade, and clearly has no issues with power equipment!


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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