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 cocarrot@earthlink.net  - we'll do our best to help you.

The Golden Carrot

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!

Jordan

JC name SLEWSINTHEFASTLANE
Dark Bay/Brown Gleding, Foaled 5/26/94
approx 18 hh
 
 
Jordan just turned 19, is a giant off-track Thoroughbred gelding, grandson of Seattle Slew. Jordan has had a busy life.  He only raced once, but frankly, it's hard to imagine he'd run well when he was considered "two years old" when he was only 1 year, 7 months - with his adult size, he couldn't have been anything like fully grown when he was first raced. 
 
Jordan did some school-horse work, and has good training. But he has bad knees and a fair amount of arthritis.  He has a gentle personality, and is NOT aggressive at all - he's more likely to hurt you running away from other horses who come too close. He had a bout with cellulitis just before coming here, in his left knee.  He's like me - just old!
 
The big boy needs some sponsors!  He is HUGE and needs LOTS of feed every day to maintain a healthy weight. And with his arthritis, he'll need even more, and blanketing and every other thing I can think of to provide comfort when the weather gets cold.   I'm keeping meds to a minimum at this time, as he adjusts and as I establish a baseline on his physical status, but he is on a maintenance dose of Previcox, and I'm sure it would be a mistake to back off on that. 
I'm so happy to report that John and Nanc Baumann have become part sponsors for our big boy!  Can you join them to help Jordan live 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 

 

Duke

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.

WISH LIST:

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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