Monday, March 18, 2019
Trainer's Articles

Trainer's Articles

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

 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...

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 Clinician and What Qualifies a Person to be a Clinician? -By Charles Wilhelm- A clinician is an individual who works with a horse...

Use of the Rein Aids By Charles Wilhelm I am often asked if it is correct to ride with a loose rein or if contact should...

Having Fun With the Ball You may have seen me use the ball or have seen it on my website. It is about 36 inches...

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...

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...

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...

--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...

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

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...