November 13, 2012
My friend took me to The Golden Carrot to volunteer because she knew of my great love of horses. When I arrived, I found one great lady caring for 40+ horses on a daily basis. She turns them out every morning, cares for their needs or injuries, cleans stalls, fills water barrels and gathers them up at night, only to feed them again. She does this day in and day out, 365 days a year. She makes sure they receive proper vet care, that their feet are trimmed on a regular basis and even provides chiropractic care! These horses are all older and/or disabled, which means their stay at The Golden Carrot is lifelong. Unfortunately, this also means that she must mercifully send a few horses over the Rainbow Bridge every year. Everything she does is with such love and caring and yet not a penny of the donations it takes to finance this noble endeavor go into her pocket. She is a constant source of amazement to me. I volunteer as often as I can, to lighten her load for the day and give her a little room to breathe. I have NEVER heard of or seen a nonprofit where absolutely every penny that is donated goes straight to the cause.... every penny! Supporting The Golden Carrot is a pleasure and a privilege that is rewarding far beyond the dollars spent. I know I am making a difference in the lives of these discarded but wonderful and loving beings every time I donate or visit. My absolute favorite thing to do is wander through the herd and love, groom, touch and speak to each and every horse. Thank you Casey for all you do and know that you are such a gift to both the horses and to me!
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