Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Casie Bazay. By trade, I’m a freelance writer specializing in horse health. You can find many of my articles in The Horse. I also write young adult fiction (with horses, of course!) and am currently seeking representation for my first novel. You can learn more about my YA writing on my author website and blog.
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 in just being around them and caring for them each day. I currently have 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 equine acupressure in 2010.
I no longer work on outside horses, but 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. I consider myself a lifelong student of the horse, and I love sharing what I’ve learned (and continue to learn) through my writing.
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 the mom of two beautiful children who share my love of animals, but not specifically horses (for some odd reason!). I’m an avid reader (especially when it comes to YA). I mildly enjoy cooking, but I especially love eating tasty, plant-based foods!
I hope you enjoy The Naturally Healthy Horse!