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The Golden Carrot, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals, Arts & Culture, Children's Museums, Unknown

Mission: Older and managably disabled horses have many good years left and deserve a better life than slaughter or neglect. Due to their age and infirmity they are often cheap enough to be a child''s FIRST horse - thus The Golden Carrot will teach children how to make that cherished first horse last longer and be more useful. The horses, with miles of experience and seasoning, are delighted with children and often bond with them, teaching children that animals are people too and deserving of respect and consideration. These attitudes will last for the child''s lifetime and contribute to the care and life quality of all animals in the future. When our facility is full, we help to place older or disabled horses in suitable homes.

Geographic areas served: Southern California

Programs: Only to offer access to these horses - and lessons in grooming, tacking up, riding and caring for older horses.

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Rating: 5

I have been working with Casey for about five years now and am so impressed with the incredibly hard work put into her organization with very limited funds and resources. Casey has taken on the job of helping old and disabled horses that really no one wants. People dump them on her for so many reasons (and some of the reasons make no sense) but Casey puts aside the sometimes head scratchng human factor and does what she can for the horse. I am proud to be associated with her. It is difficult for Casey as she bonds with all of her charges but knows that often her time is limited with them. All of Casey's horses at least know some love and have dignity at the end of their lives...whether just a few weeks, months or years that are spent at The Golden Carrot.