Casey & 3 yr old shire gelding during a workout session
Cherida, Billie & Casey after 2003 Miss Pinto of America Crowning
Cherida & Casey at 2007 PtHA World Show, Lope Away Leo & Solidified
Where it all started...
Casey grew up in White Lake, MI on her parents' property on Shiloh Lane. It's only fitting that her training program be named after the place that got her started. Dennis and Cherida Davies, Casey's parents, have always had horses. Cherida taught Casey how to ride on Silver Streak, an old dapple gray Quarter horse gelding who was so barn sour! Soon Casey was at her first show entered into a walk/trot class at the 4-H Fair in Oakland County. She rode her father's horse, Dusty, a fabulous palomino Morgan/Quarter cross who tolerated having a bratty shrimp aboard. The class was going great, Casey had her equitation down pat, Dusty was behaving famously and then the announcer asked everyone to jog their horses. Uh, Oh! Cherida had only used the word, "trot" with Casey, but after looking at all the other exhibitors, (a whopping 3 were in the class) Casey figured out that they could jog, just really fast! Good enough for Second Place! Casey has worked with many horses, trying to figure out her own way of riding, and what horses she appreciates the most. Everything from saddle seat to jumping to team penning has been tried! And although anything to do with horses is top notch, the traditional stock horse classes have kept her interest the most. Halter, Showmanship, Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, English/Western Riding, Equitation and Horsemanship and of course Trail.
The golden rule applies everywhere! Treat horses as you would wish to be treated! You want them to cooperate and respect you, please do the same. HORSES ARE HARD WORK! If it was an easy activity, everyone would place 1st.