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 cocarrot@earthlink.net  - we'll do our best to help you.

The Golden Carrot

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!

Silver Mystic

14 hh Grey (Flea-bitten) Purebred Arabian Gelding
Foaled 3/26/84

Silver Mystic (left) December 2010

Silver Mystic is a 26 year old owner-surrender, who appears to be in perfect health.  He’s very shy with other horses, but purported to be “dead-broke”.  
Right now, Silver has to adjust to life at TGC, including being part of a herd.
Silver came to TGC with all four shoes, as his owners claimed he was a pacer (a problem they apparently have with a lot of horses).  But so far, he hasn’t paced here – I think he has a little more to do and room to move normally.  He’s a cutie, isn’t he?
 
He stands alone at first, but is starting to join his little herd

I was worried at first, he seemed so distant from the other horses. But yesterday (12/19/10) I watched him thunder around with the herd, ending up playing a little bite my face and standing side by side with Pepe….  He’s starting to adjust.
Silver has begun to adjust nicely to the herd, and he and I have a routine each night.  He and Sarge live in two stalls that are separate from the others, and outside the arena area. So they come to the end of the arena and wait to be led into their stalls.  But they're both such good boys, I decided to just open the gate and see if they would go into their stalls alone.... and they do!     Feed is a strong lure ..... 

But lately, Silver plays with me a little - he will go into Sarge's stall .... and over by the oak tree .... and run behind the stalls and down into the dry streambed .... and otherwise pretend he's free...  But feed is a powerful lure ... eventually he just runs into his stall and chows down.  All the while, he's watching me, to see if I'm gonna chase him or freak out.  I just watch and laugh and wait .... feed is a powerful lure...! 

He also frisks on these brisk mornings when I let him out in the arena for breakfast...I think it's time to start working him a little.  Although I think I'm waaay too big for him, I may have to throw a leg over and see what he knows. 
 

So it looks like 2011 is Silver's lucky year.  April 29, 2011, Julia Brozek visited, and she and Silver fell in LOVE! How cute is this?

 

Here he is with Julia in the saddle - I think they look so comfortable!

 

Also, since he's come in, Silver has acquired a fan - the lovely Biscuit!  Biscuit adores Silver and follows him everywhere (as Lola did for her very brief stay here). Silver is just that guy - like a tiny, white Fonzie!

Briefly, Silver was sponsored, but no longer.  Can you consider helping our old boy?
If you would like to sponsor any other Golden Carrot horse – please contact Casey if you can help!

 


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 

 

Duke

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.

WISH LIST:

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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