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!
20+ Thoroughbred Gelding, Gray
Arrived TGC 11/20/17
Here's Blue. Blue is a huge Thoroughbred, whose history includes a jumping career. When he blew out his right front knee, his owners were planning to euthanize him. A young woman with no real funds or plan "rescued" him, and then walked away. The woman who owned the facility where he was boarded reached out, and brought Blue here for a chance at a retirement life. I'm grateful to say that a lot of folks stepped up with some one-time money to cover his expenses for quite a few months.
Blue has that bum knee, but also a tender right stifle, and significant stocking up in both hind legs. Movement will help that somewhat, as will medication.
He was just glorious when encountering our herd for the first time after a 3 hour trailer ride. And it so happened he arrived when our equine chiro people were here, so we were able to give him some immediate treatment. And the next morning, after a good rest and some pain meds, he was a new horse!
Blue will never be rideable - between his knee and his age, he couldn't hold up for more than little kids on leadline. But he's done a lot in his lifetime - you can tell he's a been there and done that guy. Ha, however, we did ALREADY give him a new experience - he was HORRIFIED when he realized there's a PIG here! And he was fascinated by the donkeys, to Ashley's dismay. So, whatever he's done, I don't think farm animals have been part of it...
Happy to report that Blue has attracted our darling Princesa! Maybe she's found the protector she always wanted....
Blue has a couple of sponsors, Thank you Renee R, but could use more. Can you help? Check our our Donate/sponsor a Horse page on this website for ways to do that!
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!!)