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!


Chestnut Quarterhorse gelding
Foaled approximately 1970
Sweet Sarge (left) December 2010 on arrival at TGC.
Sarge, formerly known as “Haas” at Heavenly Horse Haven, came to TGC as part of my recent work with HHH.  Gina, at HHH, does adopt horses out, so when a horse like Sarge comes along, in his 30s and with a swayback making him hard to place, Gina talks me into taking him, so she can have a space for a younger more adoptable horse.
Sarge came to HHH through Animal Services, who were called to find Sarge abandoned to die, without food or water, in the Norco Riverbed; I can never understand the callousness of people. Now, during his time at HHH, Gina discovered that Sarge may have been a charro rodeo horse, of all things! She reported that when she tapped on the back of his fetlocks (to get him to lift his foot), instead he moved his front feet further and further forward, assuming a position like a dog at play with his butt in the area and his chest almost on the ground! This is used in charro rodeos to make it easy for a rider to mount, and then Sarge had to lever his own body mass AND a rider up! Unbelievable… except for this – look at Sarge’s butt – note the excessive muscular development right at the base of his spine! (looks like butt pads!) Poor old guy – my words to people who need this are – get a life, and a mounting block!
Look at those butt pads! Probably make him seem more swaybacked than he is.
Sarge inspects Lou for hay scraps

Sarge is a sweet guy – very cooperative and kind.  My volunteer Anji had a nice little ride on him already.  He’s very nice with other horses too, not taking any crap but hanging out and enjoying a little play.

Here Sarge and Pepe play;
below, Sarge guards Comet and Allie

I hope that someone will step up and help sponsor poor old Sarge in his final years.  Dr. Z sez he’s definitely well into his 30s so its hard to say how much time he has left.
Since the passing of his ladies Allie and Comet, Sarge has chosen to guard Cassidy, a beautiful and excitable TB mare!  She keeps him moving!
Julie C. has stepped up with a partial sponsorship for Sarge. Thanks, Julie! In addition, Hanna Northrup has giving a partial sponsorship so that about 2/3rds of his needs every month are now met. Thank you Hanna!
Please help Julie, Hanna and TGC make his golden years truly golden!
If you’d like to co-sponsor Sarge, or 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 



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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