Friday, July 20, 2018
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...

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...

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...

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...

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?...

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...

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...

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...

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....

 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...

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 it Means to Train a Horse Using Dressage Principles – Part I By Charles Wilhelm There is a lot of current interest in the principles...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...