Building Your Dream Horse: Charles Wilhelm's Ultimate Foundation Training
Howell Book House
Publication date: March 2005
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)
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From a legendary horsemanÂ¿the definitive guide to training horse and rider Charles Wilhelm earned acclaim for his remarkable horse-training talent. What made him a bona fide celebrity was his equally uncanny gift for coaching peopleÂ¿novice and expert, trainer and weekend rider alike. Presenting readers with the practical advice he offers thousands each year in demonstrations and clinics nationwide, he reveals basic principles suitable for all equestrian sports, and provides over 15 step-by-step exercises, with nearly 200 photos and illustrations that show how to put them into practiceÂ¿and get results. Charles Wilhelm (Castro Valley, CA) is one of the top six general horse trainers in the countryÂ¿a man who is as good at training people as he is at training horses. HeÂ¿s a featured trainer at all major horse expositions, including Equine Affaire, Ride with the Stars, WesternStates Horse Expo, Ride the West, the Horse World Expos, Equine Experience, Eqwest, Equitana, and UC DavisÂ¿s annual Horse Day symposium. Charles also holds clinics and demonstrations at his own facility in Castro Valley and throughout California. He writes monthly columns for four major equestrian publicationsÂ¿Ride!, Riding, Northwest Rider, and the U.S. Horse MarketÂ¿and appeared in a CBS Evening Magazine special segment on his training program and its impact on novice and beginning horse owners. Wilhelm is renowned for his success in working with "problem" horses. His foundation training approach for horse and rider is successful in resolving issues that may range from lead changes, gaiting, or collection, through more severe problems such as bucking and bolting. But whether training a top show horse or the family trail horse, time spent with Charles Wilhelm consistently results in a dramatically improved animal. Allison Houston (San Francisco, CA) rode quarter horses for many years as a youth, and then resumed horse ownership in her mid-thirties after a 20-year hiatus. Inspired by experiencing Wilhelm's training success firsthand for over three years, she's teamed up with him to share his Foundation Training program with a wider audience.