FOUNDER: Bobby Sox was the horse which first inspired Casey to start The Golden Carrot. After
a long history, he became Casey's ride, but needed more attention as he aged. In July of 2001, Bobby Sox died at 42. The oldest residents now are Inch, Joey and Trilby
who've been here 6 years. There are now 21 horses at The Golden Carrot.
Many of the horses were badly neglected before they were rescued. Here are some 'before and after' photographs:
Above: This is Cuervo, soon after arriving (left). He should really be called Lucky because he was very thin. However,
he soon recovered from being starved, once he started on the nutritious diet he now receives here at The Golden Carrot. He looks great now! (right).
Below: Simply Red looked simply thin when he arrived (left). With the proper care, he soon began to glow,
and is shown only 4 months later, fully recovered. (right).
DISABILITIES: Many of the horses have disabilites which are manageable.
Sara - left hock -possibly broken. Mitey Nice
- tendency to kidney stones. Ladyhawk - partially blind in right eye; damage to left forefoot and left hindfoot; ringbone. Domino - severe arthritis - forelegs. Inch
- ringbone, left fore. Joey - navicular, left fore. Cuervo - bowed tendon, left fore. Orion - arthritis. Simply Red - blown left suspensory.
Josh - severe arthritis. PC - possible navicular left fore.
Trilby - severe ringbone, left fore. Prophet had a little something going on his left shoulder which an adjustment by Dr. Moore seems to have cleared up.
The rest of the horses are
mostly just old and need to relax and enjoy the last part of their lives.
BONDINGS: After a lifetime of work, abuse, or both, the horses at The Golden Carrot
now have the luxury to choose their own best friends. Domino has bonded with Shawnee, Andy has bonded with Orion, Josh and Simply Red
are inseparable, and there's a threesome of PC,Trilby and Malika. Joey shows a preference for Sara and Inch.