Lay-up & Rehabilitation

Lay-Up & Rehabilitation

imgRehabPageYour horse has just suffered a serious injury – now what??

Give your horse the best chance to recover at one of the area’s premier rehab facilities.

At Katie’s Rock Solid Training, lay-up and rehabbing horses have access to:

  • 24-hour care
  • 2.5-hour to New Bolton, 45 minutes to Marion DuPont
  • 30 minutes to aqua therapy center
  • On-call vet is 8 miles away

Boarding fees are as follows:

  • $1,000 – $1,200 (based on needs)
  • $45/day


“… whatever it is, Katie will do a good job.”

“I think that Katie would be an excellent person to send your rehabilitating horse to. She will be able to cater to the sport horse field with ease and understanding. From bandaging and medication, to handwalking and introduction, back to work – whatever it is, Katie will do a good job.”
~Samantha Morello, Resident Surgeon at New Bolton

“… I knew I didn’t have to worry …”

“I have had Nugget since he was a yearling. When he started having a mysterious lameness, I was both worried and upset. I brought him to an old friend and trainer of mine, Katie Wherley. She was integral in discovering the cause of his lameness, which turned out to be osteochondrosis (OCD). After surgery and injections Nugget required seven months of stall rest. He was on the verge of being put down, and I couldn’t have rehabbed him myself. The level of constant care was beyond my ability, but I knew that I didn’t have to worry because I trusted Katie. I knew from seeing the care she took with her other horses that Nugget would be in good hands. He is now back under saddle and we are slowly working toward resuming normal work.”
~Samantha Smart

“… seeing him happy is enough …”

“Just this summer I was faced with one of the hardest decisions of my life. My Intermediate (soon-to-be Advanced) horse A Normal Fling, broke his pastern bone into four pieces in a freak accident. I’ve known this horse since purchasing him off the track 5 years ago. If there was ever a horse to pull through, I knew it was Jeffrey. Four months after surgery, through a careful program of hand-walking and swim therapy, this amazing athlete is back to walking under saddle and regular turnout. Whether or not he’ll return to the upper levels is still to be seen, but seeing him happy in his pasture is enough for now.”