Chelsea Shaffer is the editorial director for the Equine Network, specializing in the Western performance horse industry. A barrel racer, mom, and team-roper
wife, Shaffer is based in Northern Colorado with the majority of the Equine Network team.
We tap Casey Branquinho for advice on teaching too-brave kiddos how to rein it in when riding.
Horsemanship is all in the details, and taking notice of the smallest changes in your horse's health or routine can mean the difference between a healthy, happy horse and a monstrous vet bill or disastrous ride.
How our Resistol RideSafe Safe Start trainer Casey Branquinho is addressing the COVID-19 crisis in his boarding and training barn.
That first riding lesson is a BIG deal for your kiddo. Here's what gear he or she needs to wear to make that critical first experience in the saddle a safe one.
Devices and horses can be a recipe for disaster.
Wet saddle pads are just as good for the rider as they are for the horse. Here's why.
No matter what equine discipline you prefer, your horse's conditioning and fitness matters to keep them safe and sound. How do you get your horse in shape? Reined cow horse trainer Casey Branquinho shares his methods.
Following directions and accepting that you don't know everything is the first key to safety around horses.
Do you have a free morning to spend with your equine partner? Here are five ways to make him feel his best, on a budget!
Feeding horses fresh grass clippings is a mistake that could cause your horse serious pain and cost you an arm and a leg in vet bills, and that's if you're lucky.
How being a mom changed everything in my horse life.