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  - we'll do our best to help you.

The Golden Carrot



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!


("Peppy's Willow Park, AQHA # 2713517)
15.2 hh Chestnut Quarterhorse gelding
Foaled April 11, 1988

This is Jasper.  Twice the age of the other two Castaic rescues, he was the one I originally offered to take, just on his age.  He's also supposed to have navicular. It could be just the pisspoorest shoeing I've ever seen. Shoes waaay too small, super long toe, long heels undergrown - ugh.  We're working on that now, with bar shoes and first trim already done.  He also has a little skin something - may be healing - but this dude has been there and done that. 

The shelter employee told our hauler, Christine, that she had Red's papers.  She did send those papers, and his name is Pepe's Willow Park.  Wierd name.  I wanted a Golden Carrot barn name, so I made a request for name suggestions, asking for at least a $10 donation with each suggestion.  And now, this sweet guy is Jasper! 

Jasper loves to pose, has amazing poise in the face of my herd, and has wonderful manners.  You can see the many miles of his life in his every move.  I was able to post a little video on The Golden Carrot Facebook page that showed him in the paddock his first day.  Even when Cassidy went to meet him, and mock-threatend him, he stood his ground.  "Aw, come on girl, don't be that way!" And Cass let it go.  Sarge didn't see the need to intervene.   EXCELLENT manners, with horse ... and man...

I told Jasper that we are pissed at his ill-fortune. I told him we are behind him all the way.  Do you think you might be a sponsor for Jasper?  Contact me at or just go to our Donate/Sponsor page and set up a donation, monthly or otherwise, that you can commit to - and I'll be thrilled to let him know you're in his corner!

I am so happy to report that Jasper has a full sponsor now. Thank you, Cindy M. for helping Jasper have some golden years!


Star and Ronan

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?
Jed and Gio - the youngest horses at TGC 



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.

Duke 2 months after he arrived at TGC












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!!)


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