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 cocarrot@earthlink.net  - we'll do our best to help you.

The Golden Carrot

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!

Prophet

Foaled in 1980 (approx.)
15.1 hand Chestnut Arab Gelding
Passed away August 2014
 
Prophet came with a possible right shoulder injury.  He’s now sound – has a lovely lazy extended  trot and a personable manner that makes him a super school horse. He’s  also one I have to watch as he gets fat without any effort – but I suspect  Prophet will be a long time contributor to my kid programs.  Not to mention, my favorite ride as well!
 
Prophet had bonded with and protected Ladyhawk. When she passed, he was distraught for days, crying for her every night, rushing to the paddock where she died every morning.  PC and Sunny tried to comfort him, but he was inconsolable for a long time.  When Chacha came to TGC in November, almost 9 months after Ladyhawk passed, I put him next to her as I saw a mare who needed a protector.  I swear, he might as well have asked me what I was thinking – this mare will never last!  He tried not to be friendly with her, but she was needy and adored him, and eventually he succumbed to the adoration (as men will) and became her buddy.  They don’t hang together in the paddock, but he escorts her back every night, and understands that we will not get her in her stall until he is in his. Since Chacha's passing in early 2011, Prophet has stuck with Topper, and seems older.  He's lost a lot...
 
Please click this link to see Prophet, in November of 2009, strutting his stuff at a community Horse Show – the old boy still has it!
 
 
 O my…. We get a professional photographer out to take his picture, and this is what we get!  But like the artist she is, Dee Ann Bradley caught the essence of Prophet …. the little booger…
 
 

Prophet fell for Ingrid right away, followed her like a puppy thru the paddock.
Here's Prophet trying to mooch a treat and ham for the camera, and keep an eye on Topper, his girlfriend now, all at the same time. What a character!
 
Prophet is being almost half-sponsored by Diane Mitchell, until June of 2014.   Thank you Diane for helping our darling Prophet.  And Irene Jansen has picked up the difference, so that Prophet's expenses are fully covered. Thank you Irene!
 
If you can help sponsor any other Golden Carrot horse, please contact Casey!

 


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 

 

Duke

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.

WISH LIST:

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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