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.

Donate if you can. Volunteer if you can. Spread the word!


15.2 hh Arabian-TB X (perhaps)
Foaled approximately  1987
Arrived TGC 10/14/12
Passed away 9/2/17

Goodbye to Lester

This is the darling Lester.  While the shelter told us he was only 12, in fact our vet ages him more like 24+. Poor Lester's hind fetlocks are already dropping. In addition, I saw lots of stiffness in his walk on his first day here, and he had a lot of trouble picking his hind legs up for the farrier.  He has great feet, and is extremely sweet.  He's thin, sensitive, emotional, and quite attached to Diamond.  In the picture below, that's him on the right.
He's supposed to be an Arab Thoroughbred cross, called "Anglo-Arabs".  But the only arabian part is that pretty face, and his sweetness with people. 
I'll be having Lester's hind end checked by Laurie in a week; he's already seen the farrier, and the vet will be out to do evaluations on him and the two other Castaic rescues. I hope to have more, hopefully good news, then.
He's too thin. But Montego's top line looked like this when he came in, and you can hardly recognize him now.  I hope we can make a difference for this gentle lovebug.
This is Lester about a month after he came in to TGC.
If you would like to help meet Lester's needs, please contact Casey at or simply go to our Donate/Sponsor page and set up whatever kind of donation you can commit to ....


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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