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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Black Tennessee Walker Mare, 15.3 hh
Foaled 4/1989
Little Ashley has joined us on September 17, 2013!  This little mare is a purebred Tennessee Walker whose whole existence has been as a broodmare.  Her last foal was born in 2003.  I don't know what she's been doing since then, but at some point her owners contacted Christine at Equine WellBeing Rescue.  She took Ashley, and fostered her here in Southern California with Sharon Contreras until a space opened up here.
Ashley is VERY nice to the boys, but in an interesting twist, she LOVES white/gray geldings!  And I am pleased, so very pleased, to report that she has taken up with our Smokey! 
She is very down in her hind pasterns, and had some fairly serious back issues which our chiro has addressed.  I didn't like the way her front feet looked either, with strong flaring to the outside, and very up and down inside walls, but the farrier felt that since her joints weren't showing problems, this may be the way her feet grow.  I'll be watching it to see if any of the chiropractic work changes the way she goes, and our farrier has agreed he wants to "pick at" those outside flares to keep her from collapsing inward more. 
I also feel she was a little thin, for my taste, as her topline showed a prominent spine and slightly pointy hips.  But her coat was shiny and her eye bright, and I'll do my best to add some pounds to her for winter.
Ashley HAS A SPONSOR!  So happy to report that Toni Thompson (full) and Karen Cairns (part) have stepped up for our girl.  Between these ladies, our Ashley is COVERED!  Thank you, Toni and Karen, for helping our little lady have a few safe 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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