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.
Donate if you can. Volunteer if you can. Spread the word!
Keller (aka Kelleric)
Foaled approximately 1996
16.1 hh Thoroughbred gelding, Dark Bay
Keller came to TGC from Heavenly Horse Haven, who took him with other horses from Animal Services of Riverside, who had seized him from an abusive home. Gina at HHH only had him about 30 days. Animal Services had had him for a year after seizure.
Gina indicated this was Keller when her organization took him at the request of Animal Control. Ribs and spine showing, rain rot, and feet so tender that for a month, Gina claimed he couldn't be trimmed, and she had him in cotton booties. Despite that, she claimed to have ridden him. I'm working on reading his tattoo and trying to properly identify him. (Gina thinks he's "Kelleric" but unable to tell me why she thinks this is his name. She saw this name on the Jockey Club database, but can't recall the age of the subject horse, and didn't check markings. It's a useless identification.)
When he came to The Golden Carrot, he looked like this. And I'm working on getting pictures as of today, November 2010 so you can see how beautiful this boy is now.
In November of 2010, I got on this boy for a brief experiment. He is so green, I was double Irish when I got off! Completely dead to leg cues, but calm as can be with a rider. Reminds me of Star. Oy, just what I need, another sound gorgeous young-ish TB who needs some training and miles….
Can you even believe he ever looked this bad? Animal Control contacted me in May of 2011 to get current pics of the boy as they needed comparison shots for this in Court. They were successful in their prosecution - his former owners are barred from owning horses for 3 years and have had to pay many thousands in fines (Interestingly Animal Services was awarded over $50,000 in fines for seizing and holding Keller for one year).
New information developed has indicated that in fact Kelleric IS his name, he is 21 years old this year, and raced 20 times, winning 10 of his races! Interestingly, and perhaps explaining why he is still sound, Keller wasn't raced until he was four years old - VERY unusual in today's racing world. I had some tentative plans to get more under-saddle training on Keller, but since he's at least 5 years older than we thought, and so very attached to/Protective of Pepe Grillo, I'll let him live on here 'as is'. I think he's earned his golden years!
Keller is sponsored by Marilyn Braly and as of 12-8-13, Patricia Millner has sponsored him in honor of her mother, Sibyl Reese Millner!
This is in memory of my Mother Sibyl Reese Millnerwho loved horses and dogs. I chose Keller because I worked with and owned thoroughbred race horses for many years and Mother loved to help groom, come out to watch the horses train and occasionally ride with me
Please contact Casey to sponsor any other unsponsored Golden Carrot resident.
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!!)