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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Foaled April 1, 2003
Bay Thoroughbred Gelding - Off Track
This is the beautiful Jedi, 9 year old Off Track Thoroughbred gelding.
(stable name chosen by supporter Lisa Brozek because we have a Jet of fond memory in our history here at TGC).
Jedi has also been badly lamed on his RF and an old LF Fetlock medial sesamoid area injury as well, after a long racing history in 2009, 2010 and 2011 for lifetime earnings of $119,623 in 48 races. He was claimed four times. All this effort, so many changes in his life, and he ends up needing Neigh Savers to help him. At only just 9 years old, he's seen so much, and been so damaged, that he's a basketful of problems. Neigh Savers thought they might be able to help him, but he couldn't stay sound, and turned him out to pasture with some mares as he weaves in stalls and didn't seem to get along with geldings.
Since coming here with Gio, he's taken that younger horse under his care. Jedi is a very excitable and anxious guy. He sticks close to Gio and gets between Gio and any danger he thinks is coming. He's a little sounder, but much less relaxed. Although we made him a huge special stall, he stands in the open and shifts from foot to foot as soon as he sees me, until he is let out. Then he goes directly to Gio's gate and waits for him. Gio doesn't seem to mind ....
I'm hoping that after a year or so Jedi will relax. I will work him when I think Gio can handle a little work too - at least at this point, separating the two even for a short workout would lead to a setback for Jedi. But he does need an outlet for all that energy and will, like Rocky, probably be a hard keeper until either the general situation here, or a work regimen, helps to calm him down.
In his short life, he's had 9 owners - that's almost a new one every year. That's hard on any horse - they are creatures of habit and routine. We need to give him time to realize that he's home now. We'll take care of him now. Can you help?
I'm very happy to report that John Chun has taken an interest here, and part-sponsors Jedi! Thank you John! Can anyone join with him to help Jedi?
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!!)