Sunday, September 26, 2021
Trainer's Articles

Trainer's Articles

-By Charles Wilhelm- Horses are prey animals, they are programmed to fight or flee. It is partof the herd instinct. If something startles...

  A part of being a horseman is in knowing when to be firm.We need to set standards and have expectations for our...

-By Charles Wilhelm- One of the things I have seen in the last year is the growth in popularity of Ranch Riding and...

  I was very excited when American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Ranch Versatility was first introduced. Ranch Pleasure or Ranch Riding as it...

By Charles Wilhelm - “It’s Never, Ever the Horse’s Fault” has been my slogan for many years now. One of the biggest and...

-- By Charles Wilhelm -- Hoof care is an important element in the care of a horse. With a young horse it is...

  One of the current topics of discussion and an important part of horsemanship is timing and feel. For me it is more...

- By Charles Wilhelm - Regardless of the discipline you ride, there are basic aspects of training that apply and are needed for...

  There has been a lot of recent discussion on Facebook about the use of a round pen. Several well-known trainers say that...

Rescued and Abused Horses – Part I - By Charles Wilhelm - I know a good deal about this subject as I have rescued many, many...

Disaster Preparedness  – Part II -By Charles Wilhelm - Last time I discussed the need to free our horses from stalls and barns that may collapse or...

Disaster Preparedness – Part 1 Several years ago at a horse expo when another presenter cancelled at the last minute, I was asked to fill...

The Pros and Cons of Lunging By Charles Wilhelm I’ve seen too many people over the years get hurt because they just mounted without getting the...

Working With a Horse That has a Problem Maintaining Leads, a Gait and Fluidity -By Charles Wilhelm- I see many horses that have difficulty with leads....

A Word on Hoof Care by Charles Wilhelm Reprinted from the Valley Equestrian Newspaper, May 2011 Hoof care is an important element in the care of a...

What to Consider When Looking For a Horse   Spending time on the road, I have been asked many times, “What is your favorite breed?” My...

What is a Clinician and What Qualifies a Person to be a Clinician? -By Charles Wilhelm- A clinician is an individual who works with a horse...

The Need for De-Spooking -By Charles Wilhelm- An interesting fact about horses is that while they can seem so smart and appear to learn so fast when...

When to Transition to a Bridle   A snaffle bit is a great educational tool and makes learning easy for a young horse. Last time we...

Ten Secrets Every Horse Wants its Owner to Know – Part II – -By Charles Wilhelm- Last time I discussed six important “secrets” or training tips to...

Dealing With a Horse That Pulls Back   Does your horse pull back when tied to a rail or the trailer? Horses that continually pull back...

How Much Time Should You Spend Training Your Horse -By Charles Wilhelm- Each horse is different and the amount of time to spend on training depends...