“Buy a horse, they said. It will be fun, they said.”
Casey Halbach’s life was perfectly on track. She had it all: good friends, loving boyfriend, decent job with her very own cubicle.
Then, she met Sky. Riding instructor, barn manager, and whirlwind of energy, Sky effortlessly launches Casey back into the saddle. After fifteen years behind a desk, Casey was a little rusty . . . but the more time she spends at the stable, the more she never wants to leave.
Friends are confused, the boyfriend is concerned, and Casey is conflicted—but when she decides to take the plunge and buy a horse of her own, she realizes that she was just dabbling in the shallow end before. Now, Casey’s pretty sure she’s in over her head, but the crazy thing?
She thinks she likes it this way.
Can anyone balance life, work, and horses? Casey’s going to give it a try. Indeed, she’s pretty sure she doesn’t have a choice.
For anyone who has ever loved a horse, dreamed about their very own pony, or simply clock-watched their way through another boring day at the office, Grabbing Mane is our story. Testing the boundaries of who we think we are, adjusting to strange new realities, and (hopefully) bringing our partners along for the ride, balancing real life, and the life of our dreams, isn’t easy.