Move Arrow Over Picture to See Elijah when he
First Arrived at AFER
"Heaven Sent" A.K.A. "Elijah" Born 2002
Most cherished friend of Christine Distefano and the founding horse of:
Amaryllis Farm Equine Rescue
Elijah had no name. He had no one who cared. He had
never known freedom. Elijah was kept in a stall, small and dark, all 3
years of his young life. He was thrown hay sometimes, but never felt the
hand of kindness. His feet grew to approximately 12 inches long. It hurt
to stand. It hurt to move.
One day his owner chased him out of the stall along with 3 others, onto a
trailer heading for the feedlot. They wait at the feedlot for the next
trailer to arrive. That is the trailer that will take them to the
slaughter house. They will be electrically probed to move down the chute.
It is terrifying, the screams of pain and fear, the smell of blood. Man
betrays our faithful friends, in exchange for money.
There are wonderful saints that find the feedlot and for a fee are allowed
to post photos to try to sell these horses faster than that trailer can
get there to take them to be slaughtered.
3,000 miles away, devastated beyond comprehension, one soul is divinely
guided to another. Christine knew instantly this horse needed her, and she
needed him. So, in honor of her beloved Rascal, who passed not 3 weeks
prior, she paid Elijahís Ransom. Two angels transported him safely home in
their fancy trailer. Tears of joy fell from Christineís eyes when she met
Elijah for the first time on Sunday, May 15, 2005. The sweetest
temperament. The most handsome face, with Rascalís expressions. He is safe
now. Elijah will be loved. Christine made Elijah a promise that he would
never do without again.
Elijah during Christmas 2005
Elijah during the first week he was here.