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 email@example.com - 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!
24 year old Polish-bred Arabian gelding, 15.3hh, Gray
The beautiful Montego came to TGC when an elderly man who bred him and many other Arabians died, leaving his widow unable to care for them. Not knowing what to do, she was planning to euthanize him and the others, when the trainer and stable personnel stepped up and put out the word. Having lost 3 horses in the previous two months, I reached out, and sweet Montego has come to live out his days at TGC.
This lovely gelding was something fabulous in his younger days - here he's getting "reserve champion" at a show when he was three!
And this is the boy before he was all 'greyed out' heading out to yet another show, no doubt.
He came in to TGC quite thin, with a dry brittle coat and feet in poor shape. He's had his teeth checked, been wormed, feet done and has been chowing down groceries to good effect. He is a lover, not a fighter, and so a little bemused at his location between the often-belligerent Bayou and Cassidy who loves only Sarge! But as he's built strength and learned the routine, he has more confidence and continues to be apple-pie sweet to handle on the ground.
I can't wait for his winter coat to shed out and let me see the satin-y white coat underneath....
His registration papers:
I'm thrilled to report that sweet Fi Gotfredson, who first sponsored Oso, and then Sooner, of beloved memory, has transferred that sponsorship to Montego. Thank you Fi, for your kindess!
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!!)