Friday, August 18, 2017
Trainer's Articles

Trainer's Articles

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

 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...

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...

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...

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?...

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...

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...

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...

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...