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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American Cream Draft Gelding
Foaled Approx 1987
Dear Charlie Tuck. (I googled it, apparently the name of a famous Australian footballer which I think means soccer). This old booger is something else, and immediately grabbed my heart. Both of his eyes, the right worse, are deeply sunken. His feet were just awful, my farrier estimated over a year of neglect. Both long, badly cracked, and his left hind had a huge cavity from an old enormous abscess - and that foot was completely deformed by his trying to walk on the side of that foot! We WERE able to change that a lot with the first trim, with so much foot to work with. And then we got his low back adjusted, and he's a new horse! His two problems tho, that we cannot fix and which will likely end his life, are almost no grinding teeth left in his head and advanced squamous cell carcinoma on his penis.
I guess at some point, the therapy riding center had put him in boarding at the local veterinary clinic, where he just stood for 3 years. I wish they'd noticed that cancer - in the early stages it is quite treatable. At this state, well into the meat of the penis, its a matter of time before it interferes with his ability to pee. And at his age, 30+, surgical options would be brutal.
He came in with Mrs. Beezelee, and their love has remained strong for these few weeks here at TGC - in fact, after his treatments, and with some pain relief, Charlie felt today that maybe Beezelee really wanted a little more, and he tried to "do" her - she was NOT impressed, squealed, gave a little kick and walked off. O well, Charlie, she still likes you, just not that way.....
Charlie Tuck has HUGE personality. He stormed into the main herd on his second day, even before his back was fixed, and demanded that everyone take notice. Pepe is enamoured of him - yes, HIM, not Beezelee. He kicked the crap out of Keller who got violent with him; he kicked over a full water barrel when several horses pressured him, but neither other horses nor he showed damage at the end of the day. He makes his point, and takes no crap. His time with us may be short, but we'll make him as happy and comfortable as we can.
Could you help by making a small monthly payment to sponsor him?
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!!)