Lay-Ups

woman caring for horse horse lay-up service Horses resting after a race

Mercury Equine Center can provide lay-up services and specialized care to all Thoroughbreds in need of a rest. Taking time off at a farm to get away from the stress of the track while maintaining a routine is crucial to the mental health of any race horse. Giving your horse a little R & R can make a big difference when it comes to performance. Team Mercury knows how to balance the adjustment from being in a stall 23 hours a day to providing pasture time without putting undo stress on the horse’s routine.

Some horses may require special rehabilitation. Swimming has excellent benefits in providing low-impact exercise to the horse. When Mercury’s outdoor pool is unavailable, we use a nearby facility for horses in need of swimming.

The Equiciser at Mercury Equine Center provides excellent conditioning and toning to horses recovering from injuries without the weight of a rider.

All horses at Mercury benefit from Veterinarian care which is on call 24/7, along with expert farrier services.
 Mercury Equine Center    |     6240 Russell Cave Road Lexington, Kentucky 40511     |     (571) 246-7542