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Casey Bennington-Palmer

Casey is passionate about the unique healing power of horses, and has experienced it throughout her life. She is currently taking courses pursuing her bachelors + masters in social work, and is looking forward to a career in animal assisted psychotherapy. Casey began riding horses at 5 years of age. At 12, she began working with young horses doing groundwork and starting them under saddle, as well as working in the barn caring for the horses and property. She competed in AQHA English and Western events, and in-hand ground based classes. In college she was the western team captain for her school equestrian team, and competed on the national level in reining, horsemanship, equitation on the flat and over fences, while continuing to explore new disciplines in working cow horse, ranch horse versatility, dressage. Casey continued to work as a professional throughout her young adult time teaching, training, exercising, and caring for horses and the people attached to them. She has gained experience in every discipline and with every breed that she has had the opportunity to work with, and believes you can learn something from every one and every horse. Casey graduated from an AVMA accredited Veterinary Nursing program and became a Credentialed/Registered Veterinary Technician/Nurse in 2013, and has continued to work in small, large, and emergency animal medicine since that time. She has judged the Georgia Special Olympics horse show and volunteered with various therapeutic horsemanship programs throughout the years. Now certified as a Fear Free Professional specializing in low-stress handling and training of animals, Casey continues to work as an animal professional and prides herself in ethical and effective horsemanship with a focus on improving the human-animal bond. Casey became EAGALA certified as an Equine Specialist in 2020 and now holds a military designation for working with service members, veterans, and their families with equine assisted psychotherapy, and is dedicated to helping others find healing through the unique power of horses. 

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