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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Possible Tennessee Walking Horse mare, black

Foaled approximately 1989

 Arrived TGC 9/16/17

A facebook post showing a sad, defeated mare in a Chatsworth CA shelter grabbed my heart.  She was supposed to be 20. Called a TB/QH cross.  With great patience, my shelter expert Courtney at Under the Angel's Wings Rescue got busy, and finally was able to organize pulling this mare.  The idea was, if she was younger, sound, Courtney would rehab and rehome her. If she was old, and/or lame, she would stay with us.  

After our vet and equine chiro and farrier saw her, we find she is more like 28-30; she has had some sort of wreck in the past which resulted in low back problems, and her toes were long.  But she is a DOLL to handle, friendly and calm, and equally adorable in her efforts to make friends.

Let's look at these last two pictures and give great credit to the Chatsworth shelter, which had Sassy for abouat 2.5 months.  They really put good weight on her, didn't they?   Our vet tells me she has sounds in her lungs to indicate she has recently suffered from a lung infection, maybe even pneumonia, which might explain how she lost all that weight.  Everything about her tells us that she was much loved in her past, and maybe her owner fell on hard times, and surrendered her to the shelter, because she couldn't afford a proper shelter, or vet visit, in a last ditch effort to help her.  Sassy survived, and now, she's doing her best to settle in here at TGC.  The mares haven't been real welcoming, but it looks like Thunder is interested....

 Folks, we really need some support for Sassy.  Thunder came without support, and we are working with a therapy riding organization who wants to send two of their 'ex-employees' here, but also without any support.  Yeah, I have my own opinions about that but ... my feeling is, you and I can do better than owners who just want to be out from under the obligation.  We know the owner's behavior is not the horse's fault.  Sassy needs us, as will these other horses, as does Thunder. I always try to get donations from the owners, but it's just a fact - owners rarely donate.  Can any of you consider Thunder, Sassy, or any of our other unsponsored or part sponsored horses, for a small monthly donation, that's tax deductible?



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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