My name is Wilson!

Thoroughbred Mix for adoption in Marengo, Ohio - Wilson
Photo 1 - Thoroughbred Mix for adoption in Marengo, Ohio - Wilson
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Circle P Sanctuary and Ranch

Facts about Wilson

  • Breed: Thoroughbred Mix
  • Color: Chestnut/Sorrel
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large
  • Sex: Male
-----Wilson Past-----
Wilson a 16 year old thoroughbred gelding, was seized by the local Sheriff’s department and transported to the Circle P Sanctuary, a non-profit horse rescue specializing in abuse and neglect cases in Ohio, on June 5th, 2013. Wilson has a tattoo on the inside of his upper lip which typically signifies he had raced professionally. When we tracked the number, we discovered he had raced from 2000 to 2006, with 82 starts and earned $65,000 in winnings. He went from his profitable career on the track to being purchased at a garage sale by a couple that had no idea how to take care of these types of animals. Upon arrival at the Circle P, Wilson was extremely emaciated and given a body condition score of 1 by The Ohio State University's equine veterinary team (9 being extremely obese and 1 being completely emaciated). He was thoroughly covered in a skin fungus and had lost most of his hair. Lynne, co-owner and operator, had to use a flea comb and over days gently remove the remaining fungus from his skeletal frame. The farrier has also noted that he seems to have fused phalanx bone on both front legs. On October 9th, 2013, after four months of nutritional rehabilitation, Wilson was healthy once more and moved over to our Equine Center to begin work to condition his now full figured body.
-----Wilson Present-----
He gets to roam free in green pastures with many horsey siblings and live his life stress free and at ease. He no longer has to worry about when or where his next meal is coming from and human hands now offer a comforting pat or encouraging scratch, not harm. Wilson is pretty well behaved on the ground, but may try to rub his head on you. In 2015 Wilson was used in our lesson program and had many young, beginner riders fall in love with him. After a winter off from riders however we noticed he seemed to favor his left side and had a consultation with OSU Veterinary staff. Radiographs confirmed that he has significant arthritis and even some bone loss around his left hock and fetlocks and will be best as a pasture pal. We are keeping him comfortable with Previcox and Cosequin and will enjoy very light riding with him on days he is feeling frisky however he is essentially retired.
-----Wilson Future-----
Wilson tends to fall to the bottom of the herd hierarchy and would do well in a smaller herd however he does submit to bossier horses so larger herds may not be too much of an issue with him. He would do well as a pasture pal or companion horse.

About Circle P Sanctuary and Ranch

About Our Rescue Group...

When the Circle P Sanctuary, Inc. applied for Recognition of Exemption under Section 501©(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, we needed to state our Mission. We claimed three as follows:
1. Provide safe, clean and comfortable temporary to permanent shelter for unwanted, lost, abandoned, stray or abused animals/horses, and to place animals/horses for adoption with caring individuals and families;
2 Educate the community on the importance of spaying/neutering all animals as it relates to overpopulation and animal health, and on other issues relating to the humane treatment of animals; and
3. Work with humane societies and other animal shelters toward furthering the common goal of humane treatment of all animals.
The Circle P Sanctuary, Inc. has created an environment conducive to serving large animals, concentrating predominately on horses. We have a total of 96 acres that is utilized for the benefit of the animal residents living at the Sanctuary.

Come Meet Our Pets...

The Circle P Sanctuary hosts several fund raising and educational events throughout the year. We have two locations that adjoin each other. The Receiving Center (located at 1909 County Road 24, Marengo, OH 43334)serves as the quarantine area for all incoming horses, as well as the non-equine residents.
The Equine Center (located at 2013 County Road 24, Marengo, OH 43334) serves as the home for all horses ready for adoption, as well as horses living the rest of their natural lives out to the fullest. We offer visits by appointment or every third Sunday of the month during our Open Barns.

Our Adoption Process...

The Circle P Sanctuary, Inc.(CPS) takes the responsibility of placing horses into new homes very seriously. It is not a process we will rush through as we believe this is to be a lifelong decision for the animal involved. The CPS will work closely with prospective adopters to ensure that both the adopter and the horse/animal being adopted is well suited to each other. It is important to know that the CPS does not allow horses being adopted to be bred, resold or given away.
The housing facility must be approved through the CPS. The horse must not be relocated without the knowledge and approval of the CPS. This is not intended to be a difficult procedure, but a thorough one that is essential to the well being of the horse.
If for any reason the horse can no longer remain with the adopter, the CPS requires the horse be returned to the CPS. If there is a potential new adopter interested (recommended by the original adopter), the CPS will strive to make that arrangement possible through following our adoption process. The CPS may waive any new adoption fee when the new adopters are approved.
Finally, because horses are herd animals and require companionship, the CPS requires adopted horses live with at least one other horse.
1. Return to the Circle P Sanctuary, Inc. (CPS) completed and signed adoption application, including this cover letter and photos. Applicant must be at least 25 years old who will be entering a legally binding contract upon completion of the adoption process. A $10.00 processing fee is due with the completed application.
2. The CPS will review the application and determine if the Sanctuary has a potential horse that fits the adopters needs. If the CPS has a potential match, or adopter would like to see a specific horse available, the adopter must schedule an appointment with one of our trainers to work with the horse. The intention of this appointment is to ensure the safety of both the potential adopter and the horse.
3. If the potential adopter is interested in the horse they worked with, and the CPS agrees that they are capable of working safely together, additional appointments will be scheduled. The CPS requires no less than 3 working sessions between the prospective adopter and horse being adopted. The CPS may require additional sessions, prior to moving forward with the adoption process. The CPS will contact the references listed on the application at this time.
4. Once the working sessions are completed, and a suitable match has been made, the CPS will arrange to visit the potential new home. It is important to the CPS that the property where the horse will live is staffed with a person that has a good understanding in the general care, management and feeding of the specific horse/animal being adopted. Fencing, buildings and pastures must be safe, clean and free of debris. We prefer horses have full access to a field with a run-in shed, however an enclosed area must be available in case of illness or injury.
5. Upon completion of the housing inspection and reference check, the CPS will evaluate all information provided and make a decision. The CPS may approve or disapprove adoptions. The CPS will address any concerns that may be easily corrected. However, the CPS reserves the right to deny adoption for any reason, in its sole discretion, and is not obligated to state any reason.

1. An Adoption Contract will be completed with terms and conditions as determined by the CPS.
2. A donation of $500.00 will be made to the CPS. This donation will be utilized by the CPS to rescue, rehabilitate and care for unwanted horses/animals. This is a non-refundable donation. The Circle P Sanctuary, Inc. is a Non-Profit Organization that has been determined to be exempt from Federal income tax under section 501© (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions made to the Circle P Sanctuary, Inc. may be tax deductible under section 170 of the Code. Please consult your tax advisor for further information.
3. The CPS reserves the right to transport the adopted horse/animal to it's new facility for a nominal fee of $.50/mile roundtrip.
4. The CPS reserves the right to make either scheduled or unscheduled visits to follow-up on the adopted horse and its facility at any time. The adopter is required to respond to all mandatory update communications.
Thank You for giving the Circle P Sanctuary, Inc. the opportunity to place a kind, deserving animal in your care. You are making a very important impact in the lives of future horses in need by contributing to the Sanctuary and it's work.