Friday, October 18, 2019
Trainer's Articles

Trainer's Articles

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...

--Correcting a Lead Change Problem-- By Charles Wilhelm--   Some riders tell me they have a problem when a course they are riding requires a roll back...

Teaching a Horse to Ground Tie   By Charles Wilhelm Teaching a horse to ground tie is one of the easiest commands to train however, I have...

Versatility and Cross Training By Charles Wilhelm A horse that is versatile can do a variety of things. It does not have to be really good...

More on Western Dressage  By Charles Wilhelm   There has been a lot of discussion in the media about western or cowboy dressage. I have also seen...

 Western Dressage   There have been many articles about western, or as I call it, cowboy dressage, by individuals well known in the western world. I...

 Can all horses be trained?   For over 30 years now I have specialized in working with problem horses and starting colts. I do have horses...

Accepting Bad Behavior By Charles Wilhelm I remember growing up and hearing that we must use light hands and not pull on our horses. However, when...

                   The Importance of Communication With Your Horse and Trainer By Charles Wilhelm In communication with your horse, one of the first things to understand...

Handling a Horse that is Nervous at Shows By Charles Wilhelm I received a question about a really nice thoroughbred off the track that does very...

The Importance of a Solid Forward Cue I believe that the forward cue is the most misunderstood and misused of the riding cues. It is often...

Evaluating a Horse   When I am looking for a horse I start by looking at conformation. While not the most critical aspect it is an...

Do You Have a Partnership or a Relationship With Your Horse? By Charles Wilhelm Partnership conjures up a notion that there is harmony between you and...

The Skills Needed for Trail Riding   A horse that goes out on the trail should be one of the most well trained horses because the...

Balance and Collection By Charles Wilhelm We often hear the words “balance” and “collection” along with a variety of methods of achieving these goals for our...