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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Chestnut Thoroughbred Gelding, 15.3 hh
Foaled April 1989
Some months ago, I got a call from a young woman I’ve known for years. 10-12 years ago she would send me the $50 her parents gave her for a christmas present, for the benefit of Navigator, on whom she had taken lessons. This was her letter:

In 2001, I got a horse of my  very own, a thoroughbred named Mack. He's been such a great boy to me over the last nearly 12 years. He went to college with me at Cal Poly Pomona and travelled with me to Foxfield in the summers where I worked as a camp counselor. He's now 23 and will be 24 in just a couple of weeks. He has been working as a lesson horse at PBRC to help pay his board but his soundness is declining, and he is not currently sound enough to work in their lesson program. I'm looking to retire him this summer. I would love for him to end up in your care, as I've been able to see on your website over the years how well Navigator, Topper, Falcon, and several other familiar faces from PBRC have done with you.

This is Mack in action, through water, in earlier days.

She and her father have teamed up to sponsor Mack here at TGC, and today (September 29, 2013) he arrived.  Mack has ringbone as well as the usual arthritis, and has front shoes to help deal with that. And like a lot of little guys, he has a big personality - he stepped off that trailer and headed right out into the herd without shyness. He's already worked to put Jedi and Laddie in their place....  My heart was wrung as I saw the realization that she was leaving her old friend here strike home.  Steph said goodbye in true Golden Carrot form - you can see Mack is a carrothead like all of them!  But it's not really goodbye, as Dave and Steph have promised to visit as well as sponsor Mack in his new home.... 


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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