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 1985 (approx.)
16 hand Thoroughbred Bay Mare w/star

Shawnee is an excitable and high energy mare, sound but with little hysterical quirks that make her an advanced ride.  I did use her as a school horse with Craig Lyons up – she’d forgotten how to  be ponied but was kind to her rider and moved out well once she got the  idea. This little girl was a school horse at PBRC and just a little too  hot to handle the jumping program. She loves to circle  the arena at a nice walk, trot, canter, and used to love to take calm trail rides with her buddy Domino.  When Domino died, Shawnee began to follow Josh & Simply Red around and Josh has adopted her.  Mike Roth pays for her shoeing expenses.
After Josh’s passing, Shawnee has spent her time with Beau.  She’s not a horse to stand alone, and feuds constantly with mares.   And when we lost Beau in 2013, she was lost. She wandered around, but has begun to hang with Navigator and Jordan, altho neither has really stepped up as a guardian for her. 
This is Shawnee (left) in 12/09, photo taken by DeeAnn Bradley


Shawnee is part sponsored (her shoeing) by her former owner, Michael Roth. In addition, Marilyn Braly has provided support.  THANK YOU BOTH for helping this lovely mare.

Please contact Casey if you would be interested in co-sponsoring Shawnee, or any of the un-sponsored horses at The Golden Carrot.


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!!)


Top rated non profit 2012 

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