About Me

Me on Hershey

Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Casie Bazay. I’m an NBCAAM certified equine acupressure practitioner and a freelance writer.  You can find many of my articles in The Horse.

I’ve had a passion for horses since a young age, and I can’t imagine my life without them.  My horses have taught me so much, and I find great joy not only in riding, but also in caring for them.  I currently own four quarter horses–Hershey, McCoy, Kady, and Lee Lee.

I was a competitive barrel racer for many years, and only after a strange injury (which stumped a number of vets) occurred with my favorite barrel horse, Hershey, did I become interested in natural horse health.  I was fortunate enough to recieve a grant from my Indian tribe–The Chickasaw Nation–so that I could attend Tallgrass Animal Acupressure School, based in Colorado. I graduated in 2009 and then became nationally certified in 2010.  Learning about Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupressure sparked an intense interest in me to learn more about complementary medicine and other forms of ‘natural’ equine health options.

Along with studying acupressure, I’ve also studied equine nutrition and am a graduate of Dr. Kellon’s NRC Plus and Nutrition as Therapy courses.  Equine nutrition is one of my very favorite subjects to write about.

My most recent natural horse health interest has been learning the natural trim.  I am self-taught natural trimmer, although my husband is a trained farrier and has helped me quite a bit along the way.  I use Pete Ramey’s natural trimming methods, and now maintain my four horses’ hooves on a regular basis.  It’s hard work, but I take great pride in being able to provide my horses’ hoofcare.

Of course, I do have a life outside of horses.  I’m a mom of two beautiful children, and they are my pride and joy!  I’m an avid reader, I write young adult fiction (just finished my first book!), and I enjoy experimenting with plant-based recipes, among other things.

I hope you enjoy The Naturally Healthy Horse!







8 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Cassie,
    I so appreciate all the information you share with The Health Horse. Thank you so much for all that you do. I have learned a lot from you that has been beneficial for my horse. I have a question for which I have not been able to find an answer for online and that is, “Is Cilantro safe to feed to horses ?” My horse loves Parsley and Cilantro as fresh treats from my organic garden. I know Parsley is safe but what about Cilantro ?
    I look forward to your reply.

    Thank you in advance.

    1. Hi Patricia–glad you’re finding the blog helpful. :-) Unfortunately, I don’t have an answer for your question, but now you’ve got me interested in knowing the answer too. An equine herbalist would probably be the best person to ask. Good luck!

  2. I have 2 horses one is 22 the other is 18 my 22 year old has heaves I soak his hay but it really doesn’t help enough, he is outside around 14 hours a day and at night he is brought in. his stall has one inch rubber mats and I only you shaving on his pee spots to prevent dust. He has no cough but his nose seems like it seems like it is little swollen this heat did cause his nostril flaring . he sounds like a stuffing nose but still able to be breath ok. will spurlina help my horse breath better also will it help his arthritis he seems a little stiff. Now my 18 year is a QH with tiny tea cup feet and thin soled and she grows a toe and no heel. she is now barefoot and I had a barefoot specialist and her feet were getting abscessing with him almost everything time he did her feet. I now have a farrier who put shoes on but instead does my barefoot horse with no shoes , I would love to buy boots for her front feet but her long toes and no heel no boots to be found. no more abscessing from this new guy. what can I add to her diet to to improve her hoof soundness . I would take a pics of her feet to show u what they look like. both horses are retired from any riding.

    1. Hi Susan,

      There are several things you can feed to help with heaves. Spirulina is one of them. Here is a post I wrote on heaves: http://thenaturallyhealthyhorse.com/heaves-horses/ As for the other horse, it’s hard to know what’s causing the abscessing, but diet is likely a factor. And as for the long toes, I would say that’s a problem. A horse should not be regularly trimmed and still have long toes. I would have to see pictures to see what’s going on for sure though. Sorry I can’t be of more help!

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