Thursday, August 22, 2019
Trainer's Articles

Trainer's Articles

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...

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...

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...

 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...

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...

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...

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...

Disaster Preparedness  – Part II -By Charles Wilhelm - Last time I discussed the need to free our horses from stalls and barns that may collapse or...

 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...

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...

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...

The Pros and Cons of Lunging By Charles Wilhelm I’ve seen too many people over the years get hurt because they just mounted without getting the...

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...

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...

Ten Secrets Every Horse Wants its Owner to Know – Part II – -By Charles Wilhelm- Last time I discussed six important “secrets” or training tips to...

A Word on Hoof Care by Charles Wilhelm Reprinted from the Valley Equestrian Newspaper, May 2011 Hoof care is an important element in the care of a...

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...

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...

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....