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.
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15.3 hh QH "Cremello"
Foaled approximately 1998
Diamond is one of our "Castaic Shelter" rescue horses, saved with the help of Dawn at Horse and Man (www.horseandman.com) , and Christine Griffin (www.EquineWellBeing.org) who was willing to haul all three of them for gas money only. Dawn is working hard to raise enough money to cover their bail, hauling, initial doctor and farrier work and a couple of months of feed. Although Diamond is not elderly, he has horribly conformed legs, which are wracked with arthritis, and two bum knees, one much worse than the other. His feet were awful - super long toes and teeny shoes - and only making his knees even worse. But he's a tough guy - he's already showing improvement.
Diamond had been sent to auction - a certain trip to the slaughter truck except for his extraordinary coloring. Someone wanted those blue eyes and bought him apparently without looking at anything else. "The next day, they saw his knees" is what I was told, and immediately dropped him off at the Castaic Shelter. A week later, he was one of three horses who were deemed unadoptable and slated to be euthanized. Quite literally, when Christine showed up to pick him and two others up for transport here, he stood shaky legged, and the shelter employees offered to euthanize him on the spot! Luckily, Christine had her medical kit with her and gave him a shot of banamine, put him next to the wall of her trailer in case he needed it for support, and brought him home.
These are his legs/knees/feet. They ARE bad, but we can probably make some real improvement here in a few trims.
He IS skinny. But he eats voraciously, and I think we will see a different horse in a few months, with some luck.
Diamond has part sponsor Shari Davies to thank for his life here! If you can help with his expenses, please contact Casey at email@example.com. Diamond is a tough guy, and may last a while, but with legs like this, he is going to need special care to stay comfortable. Any committed amount would be appreciated, and I'd love to see someone in his corner!
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!!)