Rescued December 7, 2008
Retired March 9, 2011
Ella is a very sweet Thoroughbred who was rescued by Bethany’s Gait when she was abandoned at a stable. They worked diligently with her, spending thousands of dollars on her vet care, until it became apparent that she was not able to work in their program. Hanaeleh took Ella and she was doing well until she pulled her stifle, and could no longer be exercised. She began to weave excessively and the vet told us that we either needed to find her a pasture area or we would eventually the weaving would wear her hooves and knees to the point that we would have to put her down. We were very lucky that Rancho Refugio was able to take Ella and allow her to live out her life in peace there. Ella lives there with Raphael, another Hanaeleh rescue.