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!
14 hh Chestnut QH Mare
Foaled approximately 1989
Passed Away September 9, 2014
Little Fanny was abandoned by her owners. The private party on whose property she was left kept care of her for quite a while, but then couldn't keep her. While physically sound, Fanny is a Cushing's horse. She came to TGC on December 23, 2012. Thanks to Larra for making a nice donation, as well as bringing Fanny and her pergolide to TGC!
Fanny was very self possessed. She watched Larra drive away - I know she was well cared for by this kind woman. But then she turned to the herd and walked straight to the middle of it. She started eating our bermuda grass hay, and since she's been here, it's most of what she eats! This was a surprise to Lara who said she wouldn't touch the hay at their facility, and who provided a bag of teeny pellets for her.
Reality is, I think that Fanny wasn't getting her medication. She didn't like it on her pellets. Her teeth are in good shape, so to 'fit in' with the herd, she eats lots of hay all day. Once I realized this was the problem, I stopped feeding the powdered pergolide, and gave her a normal dose of prascend (pergolide in a tiny pill form) in a carrot. She hated it! Started refusing carrots! I stopped giving any meds for a week,and then added 1/2 dose of prascend in her senior feed. And voila! She's eating most of her pelleted feed now, including that 1/2 tab of prascend! YAY. Stubborn little mare...
She loves Ronan, so I moved her stall next to him (sadly, she had no interest in Victor, nor he in her). Next, Star got one of her 'girl crushes' on Fanny and for a few days the yelling back and forth was driving me nuts. Fanny is still part of Star's sub-herd, but comes to her house without problems - like so many of our oldsters they appreciate that time in a stall to rest and eat, knowing tomorrow they'll get out again.
Here, Fanny flirted with Chief - that lasted a whole two days. Chief has little interest in mares...
Fanny doesn't have a sponsor. I know she'd kinda plain and small. But she's a nice little thing. She could use a sponsor - could that be you? Let me know!
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!!)