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Charles Wilhelm
August 11, 2017
Charles Wilhelm

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion in the media about western or cowboy dressage. I have also seen comments on Face book regarding making it a discipline. According to one Western Dressage website, “Western Dressage is not just another class to enter, not just...

Balanced Horse
July 10, 2017
Charles Wilhelm
tarp
June 13, 2017
Charles Wilhelm

An interesting fact about horses is that while they can seem so smart and appear to learn so fast when we are consistent with them, the flight instinct can take over quickly. The frightened horse doesn’t care what is in front of him. He is going to run. A startled or...

Charles Wilhelm
May 16, 2017
Charles Wilhelm

Can all horses be trained?

Charles Wilhelm
April 24, 2017
Charles Wilhelm

The Importance of Communication With Your Horse and Trainer

Sage and Toby
April 5, 2017
Charles Wilhelm

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 ignored or simply unrecognized by riders as being a vital component of communication with a horse.

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...