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 in 2000 (approx.)
14 hand American Sulfur Mustang gelding 

Ronan (left) in Aug 2010

Darling little Ronan, yes, seems too young to be at TGC.  His misfortunes revolve around a terrible handicap in the horse industry, simple inexperience.  Ronan was rescued as a wild 2 year old, by a woman who has a deep love of horses in theory, but no real experience with them.  She trusted three trainers in a row, who fumbled seriously the training of this spooky young horse. 
Ronan watches to see if Star gets the carrots he's waiting for....

Terri, his former owner, did some great ground work with Ronan, and he continues to be a sweetheart to handle at least partly due to that. She sent him to the first trainer for training to be ridden. This trainer probably accomplished some work with Ronan before an injury to Ronan’s right knee. 

X-rays showed a bone chip. It’s not usually a problem, but too much hard work definitely causes swelling.  The second trainer simply warehoused him, I think hoping sometime off might re-boot him to the earlier good work. But when he began to ride Ronan, he thought using an oversized western saddle with a broken tree was a good idea. Of course, it was not and Ronan learned to buck. 
Ronan never tried to buck Jill Phillips, Stacey Kaplan, or me  – having a proper saddle on his back – that is, NOT hurting him – made all the difference. This summer, 2008, I’m going to start serious ground work with him again to get some fat off his barrel, and then I’ll be starting to ride him.  This young man needs a job!
Ronan (above left) in December 2009, pic taken by DeeAnn Bradley
...And here's Ronan (above right) begging for treats with a recent visitor! He has NO shame!
Ronan finally has his own part-sponsor, Marsha Schauer! Thank you Marsha for stepping up for our beautiful boy! Anyone else want to join with Marsha to help Ronan?


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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