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!


Foaled 1984 (approx.)
17 hand Black Bay Thoroughbred gelding 

Arrived 2001; Passed away 3-11-15

Here’s Navigator with his bud Beau and new flame Shawnee August 2010 

Navigator has bonded with Beau, and occasionally shows interest in Shawnee.  I have worked with him several times, but he simply comes unglued on the trail.  In the arena, he’s a machine, so – Navigator is the arena horse!
Navigator came to The Golden Carrot because of an injury to his left suspensory ligament, which has responded well to rest.  He’s a very excitable horse, and has had some difficulty adjusting to the freedom and herd lifestyle, but has become more acclimated with time.   Navigator plays with most of the geldings, and is adept at removing everyone’s fly masks!  His ground manners are good, but with returning health  comes high spirits  which will soon need to be worked down.  I took him on one very short trail ride during which he twitched and started at every sound.  But he never ran away with me, and obeyed my signals despite his obvious desire to do otherwise.  He is a difficult keeper as he eats a lot to just maintain weight, and has to wear shoes.  His sponsor, Danielle Reel, has been faithful for several years, but if anyone has an interest in helping out with his care and keeping, I know Dani and I would both be grateful. 

Navi used to have a “orange” body haircoat as you can see in this pic, but supplements helped a lot as the top picture shows.

The regal Navigator is part sponsored by Dani Reel.

If you might want to help sponsor this big guy, or any other horse at TGC, please contact Casey!


Goodbye to Navigator. 


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!!)


Top rated non profit 2012 

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