Saturday, September 22, 2018
Trainer's Articles

Trainer's Articles

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...

--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...

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...

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...

 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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Getting Results From Your Training By Charles Wilhelm Someone recently said to me that she had watched Richard Winters, myself, and some of the other well-known...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...