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!
Black Possibly QH/Azteca Gelding
Foaled approximately 1992
Meet Dominic, a gelding approximately 10 years old who was abandoned by his owner at a boarding stable in Pico Rivera. The stable owner carried him for a year, but due to a bad injury he had approximately 18 months ago, where his halter hung up on a fence and he was found hanging, half dead, he can't be ridden and seems to have serious trust issues where his hind end (bad scar on right hip) are concerned.
Otherwise, he's very personable, loves to get into anything you've got and very people friendly. His feet were badly off balance and we've fixed that. Laurie Henkel checked him to see if he had any maladjustments from that injury and those feet, but skeletally he seems straight. It appears he may have had really good training up to the time of that accident, but for whatever reason, isn't 'finished'. I'm no trainer, but will work with him to see what we can accomplish, and perhaps we will find someone willing to complete his training. For this reason, it could be that Dominic won't be here for the rest of his life - he's absolutely gorgeous, not too big, and should have his own person to cuddle with and have experiences with for another 10 years or so.
The great part of this story to me, was hearing of his dilemma, I put out the word on Facebook, and EIGHT people stepped up with between $10 and $25 a month to, together, fully sponsor this sweet boy. I swear to you that you don't know how much $10 or $20 or $25 a month can help, until you realize that these eight people just saved Dominic's life. He was auction bound .... which certainly could have meant slaughter sooner or later ... and now he's safe. You sponsors ROCK!
On June 1, 2014, our boy is going to Danica for assessment and hopefully, training. While Dom's needs are mostly met by his sponsors, the fact is training fees are expensive, and in addition, I have to pay to transport him for training, and also to board him (MUCH more expensive). Please feel free to help Dom, as this training could make all the difference in the rest of his life. If his problems are too much to solve, of course he'll come home. But whether he finds the perfect home or returns to us as trained to ride, his future will be better for the training.
Dominic is sponsored by a Committee of Saviors - Bethy Winkopp; Sonya Northrup; Kim Stanley, Dana Adams. There was more support for hiim at the beginning, but the rest have dropped away. - THANK YOU Sponsors who stuck with him for your help for this sweet boy!
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?
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!!)