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!
Foaled Approximately 1981
15.1 hand Quarterhorse mare – Chestnut
Topper (that's Prophet behind her, her consort)
This is Topper (left) on her first day at TGC, with her guardian for her first few months, Shine.
Topper was a lesson horse at the stable I used to work and board at in Palos Verdes. As a beginning instructor, I used Topper in my lessons several times. She’d been dumped on the stable, and it was the good fortune of many students at the stable.
Topper worked as a lesson horse for many years and then had the good fortune to be adopted by Nancy Campbell. She took Nancy through some years of lessons, and then made her dissatisfaction with arena work well known. Her increasing arthritis was making the repetitive laps around that arena a real burden, and Nancy realized the time had come to retire Topper. Knowing I had a soft spot for this kind and competent mare, Nancy contacted me, and Topper came to TGC for her golden years. Initially, Shine stepped up to be her guardian, but as the months have passed, it was first Peanut, then Daphmar, and finally, she has settled on Prophet as her boyfriend. However, as photos below will show, she retains a soft spot for Shine, and even enjoys Lew’s company occasionally.
Topper does love to sleep, even while she waits for supper! Shine still loves her! Who can blame him!?
...and here's she's dozing on a winter day in the paddock...
Shine still loves her! Who can blame him!?
But her heart belongs to Prophet now.
Topper is part- sponsored by her former owner, Nancy Campbell and by Irene Jansen. Please contact Casey if you would be interested in helping with Topper’ s sponsorship, or sponsoring any of the horses at The Golden Carrot.
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!!)