Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Trainer's Articles

Trainer's Articles

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...

 I Hope I Can and I Hope He Will By Charles Wilhelm What I have discovered in working with and training horses is the importance of...

Control of the Shoulders, Ribcage and Hips Control of the shoulders, ribcage and hips is required in order to do a great many things including...

What it Means to Train a Horse Using Dressage Principles – Part II Last month we covered the need for a solid forward cue, a...

What it Means to Train a Horse Using Dressage Principles – Part I By Charles Wilhelm There is a lot of current interest in the principles...

Why Do We Need All The Gadgets? By Charles Wilhelm I think there is a lot of misconception about the many, many types of equipment available....

What is a “Broke Horse?” - Part II By Charles Wilhelm Last month we talked about some of the problems horses can exhibit and the different...

What is a “Broke Horse?” By Charles Wilhelm We hear the term broke horse and sometimes it has a negative connotation as if it is describing...

Finding the Horse that is Right for You By Charles Wilhelm There are many things to consider when you decide to buy a horse. There is...

Trail Tips by Charles Wilhelm A lot of problems happen out on the trail because we don’t do any, or the right preparation. I am...

The Versatile Tarp By Charles Wilhelm Does your horse get nervous when there are things on the ground near his legs? Do dogs, chickens, even small...