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!
Grey gelding, foaled approximately 1996
Arrived TGC February 2018
This is Galahad, an approximately 22 year old grey gelding, with no real history. He's just a little (barely) sway backed. He was facing euthanasia but there's no real reason for that. Our vet and farrier believe he has many good years left in him but agree that due to his age and some arthritis, only a knowledgeable horse home could get any fair, and easy, work out of him. So, he's retired with us instead!
Here he is, friendly with his stallmate Monopoly
He's clever - one of those horses who looks right at you - and he tests a little to see if you know your stuff. But once he knows you do, he's a doll. Smart too - usually the very first horse back on the main stall line, as he loves his pelleted feed (his teeth aren't too bad but the pellet buckets are the more nutritious and tasty feed we offer, and has the carrots as well)
He's a clever calm guy, giving the impression he's been there, and done that. You can see he's already enjoying the place ....
Here's Galahad in August - he's joined the mini-herd of Ashley, her donks, Thunder, Blue, and Monopoly. Normally the only calm easy to handle one, he gets pretty upset if he goes in for dinner, and then realized none of THEM did!
As well as no history to speak of, Galahad has NO support. I'm hopeful someone will step up with at least a small monthly donation to help cover his costs. Could that be you?
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!!)