Thursday, January 17, 2019
Trainer's Articles

Trainer's Articles

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?...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Teaching Your Horse to Accept the Clippers By Charles Wilhelm Do you have a battle with your horse every time you try to clip his bridle...

 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...

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

 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...

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...

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 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...

 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...

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...

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...