Friday, July 20, 2018
Trainer's Articles

Trainer's Articles

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

 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...

Feeding Treats By Charles Wilhelm, Ultimate Foundation Training, "It's never, ever, the horses fault." While I am not against feeding treats, I do think it is...

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...

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...

Dealing With a Horse That Bites or Kicks By Charles Wilhelm What causes a horse to start biting or kicking? What can we do about it?...

Welcome to the Trainer's Articles section where you will find articles by Charles Wilhelm about many different training issues or problems. Wilhelm is famous...

Working With Horses is a Mental Game  By Charles Wilhelm After spending a good deal of time in the last few years working with beginning...

The Mature Rider Most of the riders I work with are older ladies with the average age at around 52. They all want to have...

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

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...

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

 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...