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 firstname.lastname@example.org - 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!
19 yr OTTB Gray Gelding
At 16.2 hh, this 19 year old gray TB gelding makes Pepe and Pic look like his toys! His owners have also committed to his support "until he moves on to that great pasture in the sky". They wrote:
"Remy has been a true champion both in and out of the showing arena. He has given our daughter multiple blue ribbons in her jumping classes, and has shown her a true sense of responsibility and friendship. .... Remy has been an overall champion, reserve champion, and has more than 25 ribbons over the past 2 seasons in 6 competition Green Rider division in the GSDHJA shows. He has a past history as a racing horse with 3 wins on official record. He also comes with his original certified papers. (Which show that his name at birth was Pro Monarch) Remy has really bad arthritis and he has had pin firing in his legs, therefore, they aren’t as strong. .... He gets along with all horses and loves to be around everyone. ... Overall he is a really great, friendly horse that gets along with everyone.
Well, so far, Remy doesn’t show much in the way of arthritic stiffness .... he fell immediately and embarrassingly in love with Anaba .... and like Pepe, spends a lot of time looking over to the main paddock area, calling to the main herd. He will get his hind shoes removed tomorrow, and then we’ll integrate him into the main herd as well.
Brief update - Remy was moved into the stall of my lost Swing's Lew and fell madly in love with Star and Daisy, who continue to be "his" mares. Anaba, even after she moved over to their stall line, is of no interest to this guy! Wow, fickle? He is completely henpecked by his girls and appears to be very happy about it! Update in 2011: He's added lovely Medina to his harem.... what a guy!
Here you can see that Anaba is really not part of the group anymore.... poor 'naba! Star, Remy and Daisy ...a new herd-let!
Remy is part-sponsored by his former owners, and I thank them! But Remy needs a LOT of feed, the price of which has gone up since Remy first arrived, and also shoes. Would you consider helping us meet his needs?
If you would like to sponsor or partially sponsor a horse at TGC, please contact Casey!
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!!)