Eli and two other young weanlings were dumped along the Kansas/Oklahoma border in the early summer of 2015. After failed attempts at catching these youngsters, local authorities left them to fend for themselves. Fortunately a local resident took the initiative to entice the horses onto her property to keep them safe. She provided care for a number of months before realizing that she had three yearlings which were not even halter trained and she was ill-prepared to provide the youngsters with the socialization the needed. Rainbow Meadows was asked, and agreed, to step in and provide safety and education. Eli was gelded upon arrival. He is a cautious young guy, requiring a patient and understanding handler.