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 1994 (approx.)
Sorrel Gelding w/ Hip brand
Chief (left) came in a week before Thanksgiving 2010, a 16ish year old QH gelding, who, as far as I can tell, is perfectly healthy, just a little jumpy sometimes. He gives me the impression he was once a well trained guy, but had some experiences which make him a tad headshy, nervous about his ears, and quick to “start” when something unexpected happens. However, he is very smart, a very easy keeper, and a great size (not too tall, not too short, jussst right!). I was contacted by Barrie Young, who owned Chief for one year, having obtained him from a woman who saved him from auction. Barrie’s history of Chief is summarized as follows:
She got him from a woman who had him a week, having got him from auction. Barrie thinks the woman didn’t realize he was a little lame when she bought him. Barrie worked with her vet and farrier to bring his feet into good condition, had her chiropractor adjust him, and removed an odontoma (tooth which grows up from the jaw, and out the ear). She worked with him for almost a year, rode him about 10 times with no problems, but he was antsy and jumpy on the ground so most of her work was gentling him there. About 2 months ago, money got too tight and she was no longer able to afford either Chief or her other horse. Her other horse went to a friend who had owned him prior to Barrie. She found a home for Chief with another woman, who after 1 month stated that Barrie had to take him back, or she would euthanize him. That woman was not experienced with horses, but I don’t excuse her for that. She made no effort to place Chief, or get the vet out for him other than a vet check, or get a trainer to work with his jumpyness. Just insisted the woman who couldn’t afford him one month ago take him back, or she would kill him. Barrie did some quick work, found me, and Chief ended up here at TGC as, with his training and mystery gait issues, he wasn’t easily placed.
Barrie has already come to volunteer, helping me fix stalls, and brought other volunteers on several occasions in only one month; she donated a lot of horse-y “stuff”, and she made our new website for us at absolutely no cost to us whatsoever. In fact it will actually be cheaper for me in the long run, since this new website is much cheaper than what I was using before. An owner who is really stepping up for her old horse, even though her finances were too strapped to support him.
Cha Cha was COMPLETELY enamored with Chief! She chased him everywhere, but he didn't really pay any attention to her! Since she passed, Chief stands alone, unless he decides to play bite my face with one of our young turks (Laddie, Jedi, Dominic).
Chief is not sponsored.
Please contact Casey if you would be interested in sponsoring any of the un-sponsored 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!!)