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.

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Foaled Approximately 1991
14.2hh Pinto gelding


Jeepers’ previous owner, twice removed, placed him with other owners when his ringbone was in an acute phase, and he was very lame (I suspect in light of what I’ve seen, he may have begun to founder in his left fore). The second owners placed him with Under the Angels Wings Rescue, where his lameness issues mostly resolved. UAWR worked with him and wanted to give him a little job, but the first owner was violently opposed to this. In summer of 2007, UAWR came under some hard times, and had to find homes for about 8 of their horses including Jeeps. I had thought I had a home for him. It fell through but a short term sponsor made it possible for Jeeps to come to TGC.
Jeeps is clearly well past the acute phase of his ringbone/founder – after a short time at TGC he is fast, nimble, and very much in love with Queenie. He is healthy and fat. For TGC, Jeeps is relatively young at 16. Right now, he’s mostly focused on keeping Queenie for his own. I feel as Courtney at UAWR did that he will thrive on some light work, and in this way will help ease the burden of riding lessons currently carried by Prophet, Falcon and Sunny, all much older than him. 


Jeepers is FINALLY sponsored. So happy and sad to announce
that on Queenie's passing, the Larson family has transferred
their sponsorship to Queenie's greatest love!  
Contact Casey if you would be interested in helping with sponsoring any other un-sponsored horse at The Golden Carrot.


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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