Building Your Dream Horse: Charles Wilhelm's Ultimate by Charles Wilhelm

By Charles Wilhelm

True horsemanship education is ready humans first.
--Charles Wilhelm

Charles Wilhelm's final beginning education has remodeled millions of horses into extra responsive, mannerly partners. during this ebook, Wilhelm trains you to exploit his attempted and real rules in education your horse. move contained in the horse's brain to work out how he thinks and learns, so that you can converse in a language your horse is aware. observe why and the way beginning education works. Wilhelm's uniquely profitable equipment might help you construct a courting that is extra lucrative for either you and your horse--one that lasts a lifetime.
* realize why operating together with your horse will be fun--and why you need to cease if it isn't
* discover ways to determine your horse's emotional point and character type
* discover the 10 secrets and techniques your horse needs he might inform you
* comprehend why consistency is vital in developing wanted behavior
* converse along with your horse utilizing the correct mix of strain and unencumber, endurance, patience, and conscientious follow-through
* realize why it really is by no means, ever the horse's fault

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The exercises blend elements of traditional, classical, and natural horsemanship. We always start the program on the ground, progressing to the saddle only when every building block of the foundation is solid. These are all common tools of natural horsemanship, but the correctness is in the application of these aids in the hands of the trainer, not in the equipment itself. This is the type of rope halter I frequently use when first starting with a horse in training. A standard 12-foot lead- line (I use 22 and 30 footers frequently as well).

Indifferent. This horse is aloof and not social. ” With an indifferent horse, the handler or rider must be confident, insightful, and very consistent. It is hard to get the attention and the focus of an indifferent horse. However, once the connection is made, this horse can actually become very nice. Timid. The timid horse usually seems quiet on the outside, but he will fall apart under pressure. When working with the timid horse, the demeanor of the rider or handler must be very relaxed and quiet.

Working with Pressure You may well ask, what is pressure? What represents pressure may be very different for different horses. A few obvious forms of pressure include a lunge whip, dressage stick, leg kick, spurs, and rein pull. But pressure can also be a person quietly standing a hundred feet away, a car driving by, or even a slight sound. Pressure can be anything that the horse finds scary or uncomfortable, which heightens his emotional level and his desire to flee. So in the most simplistic form, how we train horses is that we release the pressure immediately when they perform the behavior we want.

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