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.
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15.1 hh Bay Thoroughbred Gelding
Foaled approximately 1985 to 1987
This is Biscuit, an elderly Thoroughbred gelding who's had some bad times. I can't get any stories clear enough to be sure, but think he was in a shelter; was 'rescued' by a local rescue, who placed or fostered him in a location where he was in a pen with another horse who was getting most of the available feed. That horse died and the call went out that he 'had to go'. Hum. My vet sez he has 'step mouth' - where his molars are some long and some shorter, and it will take a long time to get them closer to even. Meantime, pelleted feed goes down in a blink of the eye…
Despite his dreadful thinness, he has lots of spirit, the true Thoroughbred heart, and may be a handful.
When Jan was grooming him, she felt he showed signs (sores and marks) that someone had been riding him recently - dang. Who would do that? I think his legs are ok,and if I can safely help him move out some sand, we may see a blossoming here. But with a heavy sand load in such an old horse .... well, we'll do what we can to make each day good for him.
About 1 month later (not quite) Biscuit is looking a lot better - and stands always fairly close to his friend Silver. They have a funny relationship as Silver is still "tough" and "doesn't need anyone" but they are always close.
Below is Biscuit 6 months after his arrival! He's doing splendidly for a very elderly horse. We DO make a difference here....
Biscuit lost his sponsor, Donna N. to Cancer. RIP Donna, and thank you for all you did for our old boy. But I'm so pleased to report that Donna's family have stepped up to sponsor Biscuit for 2016!! Thank you to the Naylor and Duits Families for your support! Does anyone else want to help Biscuit keep a full belly for the rest of his days? If so, contact Casey!
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!!)