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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?? years old
14 hand White Appaloosa Mare

Queenie is a little Appy pony who was abandoned, either at  Norco feed store, or the Norco Animal Shelter, and left to her fate. The Norco Animal Shelter had her for a year or two, but as she is a senior animal, had trouble placing her.
Queenie seems to think that even the tiniest touch on her nose is a cue to rear.  I don’t get a frightened or angry hit off it – I swear I think someone trained her to do it.  I can’t get a look at her teeth, and suspect they couldn’t at the animal shelter either.  So, the first order of business with Queenie is to get her to accept a touch on her nose; then we’ll work on moving her lips so I can see her teeth.  I’ll update this site with a better idea of her age when that happens.  However, she is VERY willing to take a treat off your hand – the touch has to be hers apparently – and eats with a hearty appetite. She appears to be completely sound – what a waste of a good pony! Right now, although she and Happy are friends having come from the same facility, she is definitely in Ronan’s eye – and they DO make a cute couple.

Queenie and Happy came together, and were friends, but then ....................................
Queenie met JEEPERS! The two are now inseparable - good thing too since Happy was estatic when Star came, abandoning all interest in Queenie. 

This is Queenie in December of 2009, picture taken by DeeAnn Bradley. 
Queenie is sponsored by the Larson Family. Thank you Wendi for your kindness to this old lady. 
Wouldn’t you please consider helping with her sponsorship? Or donating to another old horse at TGC?   Please contact Casey if you’re interested.


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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