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Articles from Author Charles Wilhelm

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Balanced Horse
February 14, 2017
Charles Wilhelm

Balance and Collection

Charles Wilhelm on Sophia
January 20, 2017
Charles Wilhelm

What is a “Broke Horse?” - Part II

Last month we talked about some of the problems horses can exhibit and the different standards that are applied to determine a “broke horse.” We discussed what a broke horse is not: a horse that refuses to go forward, is lazy, won’t...

Charles Wilhelm on Sophia
December 31, 2016
Charles Wilhelm

What is a “Broke Horse?”

Sage and Toby
October 25, 2016
Charles Wilhelm

What it Means to Train a Horse Using Dressage Principles – Part II

Last month we covered the need for a solid forward cue, a responsive stop, a smooth back up, follow through and consistency. These are basic training principles needed for any discipline. The following...

Sage and Toby
August 21, 2016
Charles Wilhelm

Feeding Treats

While I am not against feeding treats, I do think it is more appropriate and safer for treats to be put in a bucket rather than be given by hand. I know many owners get enjoyment from hand feeding their horses so let me explain my reasons for...

training fork adjust too short
June 16, 2016
Charles Wilhelm

Why Do We Need All The Gadgets?

I think there is a lot of misconception about the many, many types of equipment available. There is a lot of equipment out there that we might not have a need for or want to use, or we might not be qualified to use. Also, any piece of...

Charles Wilhelm
Sage and Toby
May 25, 2016
Charles Wilhelm

Finding the Horse that is Right for You

Charles Wilhelm
May 11, 2016
Charles Wilhelm

The Six Things I Always do When I Ride

Every time I get on a horse there are always six areas that I work on. This is true for both a horse that has just come in for training and for a finished horse. Every time I get on I work on these specific areas and I have...

March 23, 2016
Charles Wilhelm

Riding With Light Hands

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Mariah & Jess in the parade
March 8, 2016
Charles Wilhelm

The Super Horse

A super horse is simply a horse that is versatile; it is a horse that can perform well in many areas. A super horse works well in the arena, goes safely out on the trail, can be shown in Western Pleasure or ranch classes, and can perform in a variety of...