Chelsea Shaffer is the new editor-in-chief of Horse&Rider. She started her career at H&R in 2010, before moving on to Spin To Win Rodeo and American Cowboy magazines. She’s edited The Team Roping Journal for the last two years and will continue that role as she takes on responsibilities with H&R. She lives with her husband Tory and daughter Elise, 2, in Fort Lupton, Colorado, where they raise and train American Quarter Horses.
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.