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  - we'll do our best to help you.

The Golden Carrot



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!


Approximate foaling in 1985
14.3 hh Sorrel Quarterhorse Gelding 


I was contacted by fellow rescuer Polo Pony Rescue about Cinnamon, an oldster whose people no longer wanted to care for him. They suggested euthanizing him, but Cathy saw too much life in this old boy, and we are glad she did.  She contacted us and we took him (no support whatsoever from the former owners).  Trish at Forgotten Horses brought him to us. 


In his wellness check, Dr. Zadick advised that Cinnamon suffers from extreme light sensitivity, probably chronic uveitis.  So he wears a fly mask almost all the time.  His knees are a little swollen, but we're working on that, they do flex well.  He has thrush, and is about 75 pounds underweight as his teeth were horrible. We've fixed that and he's eating well now.   Dawn Fletcher noted that he had problems in his TMJ, and his low back, and worked on those for him.


Now, a little time to get used to things and figure out the routine!  He's VERY interested in joining Smokey, Ashley and Peanut .... but until Smokey settles to that, he also has spent time wooing Shawnee and Star! (both mares quite a bit taller than our little Napoleon!)

Dear Cinny is sponsored!  thank you so much Lynette Baird, and the Northrup family for stepping up for our little man.


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 



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.


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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