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!
20 something OTTB mare, bay, 16hh
Foaled approximately 1992
Passed Away October 2014
Cassidy was owned by a breeder in Southern California who became unable to feed her horses, and put an ad in craigslist to find them homes. The mares were running in a big field with the stallion, and so hungry they'd stripped all possible trees of bark. A local So Cal woman wanted one horses, and took Cassidy because she looked bad, not just thin, but with an obvous very bad infection in her right eye. But this "rescuer" was not able to feed the two horses properly, and didn't medicate the eye (which I admit Cassidy was NOT helpful about), and went on Facebook looking for a home. TGC agreed to take her, although we were scared she might be pregnant.
So right off, we have done two pregnancy tests and she is NOT pregnant. Whew! She had one foal, as you see, and my vet opines that was her first and only baby.
So from the lovely picture above, to this below, was just a year.
Cassidy was very thin by the time she arrived here, and her eye was completely prolapsed and all that could be done was clean up the infection. She is blind in that eye. She fought medication in that eye, but at 37 days (yes 7 days after I introduced her into the herd), a strangles abscess burst out under her jaw, just below the right eye, and the eye FINALLY began to heal up a little. It's still ugly, with a strange reddish bit of tissue over the collapsed and cloudy eye. But her other eye is beautiful and she seems to have little problem as a result of it. She eats voraciously, has gained a lot of weight and truckoads of energy!
She became friendly With Comet when Comet's mom Allie died at the first of the year. And when Comet died recently, she attached herself to Sarge, who had been Allie and Comet's protector.
I had hoped to be able to apply for aid for Cassidy to some of the organizations that raise money for off track or other Thoroughbreds, but the woman who asked me to take her has failed to provide the paperwork she promised. Unless I'm able to read her tattoo, and that is often impossible to do at this age, I can't prove who she is, and that she qualifies under those programs.
However, Cassidy has a lot of sponsors, a committee of people all pitching in what they can to create a sponsorship for her.
Thanks to Jane Crase (sponsor of Star) and Ruthie Roberts and Marilyn Braly for your help supporting this lovely mare.
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!!)