After leaving the teaching profession to become a stay-at-home mom in 2010, Casie decided it was time to chase a dream she’d long had: writing professionally. Following the old adage, write what you know, she opted to focus on horses and found her first break writing for The HorseAround this timeshe also began her blog, The Naturally Healthy Horse. She’s since gone on to contribute for other publications such as Natural Horse MagazineCountry Extra, and more recently Horse Network. She even expanded her horizons to write an article about a bull named Fidel No Castro and a tear drop camper built by her husband.

When not working or shuffling her two children to school or activities, Casie can often be found outdoors, hanging out with her kids and/or animals. She has a fondness for rescue animals and currently has five cats, three dogs (of indeterminate breeding), four horses, and nine chickens.

Casie was once a competitive barrel racer, but now only rides for pleasure. You’ll be more likely to find her cleaning stalls, trimming hooves, or petting her horses than actually riding these days. When it’s too cold or rainy to be outside, she enjoys curling up with a mug of hot tea in order to read or watch movies. Naturally, she has a penchant for young adult books and loves to compare the book to the movie, but she enjoys reading adult fiction and non-fiction as well. She religiously watches Dancing with the Stars, no matter the weather.

Some of Casie’s all-time favorite books include: The Giver by Lois Lowry, the Twilight series (gasp!) by Stephenie Myer, the Delirium series by Lauren Oliver, the Under the Never Sky series by Veronica Rossi, Half-Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls, Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett, and The Power of Now and A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle.