Building Your Dream Horse: Charles Wilhelm's Ultimate Foundation Training

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Wiley, Feb 18, 2005 - Pets - 208 pages
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"True horsemanship training is about people first."
--Charles Wilhelm

Charles Wilhelm's Ultimate Foundation Training has transformed thousands of horses into more responsive, mannerly companions. In this book, Wilhelm trains you to use his tried and true principles in training your horse. Go inside the horse's mind to see how he thinks and learns, so you can communicate in a language your horse understands. Discover why and how foundation training works. Wilhelm's uniquely successful methods will help you build a relationship that's more rewarding for both you and your horse--one that lasts a lifetime.
* Discover why working with your horse should be fun--and why you should stop if it isn't
* Learn to identify your horse's emotional level and personality type
* Find out the ten secrets your horse wishes he could tell you
* Understand why consistency is essential in establishing desired behavior
* Communicate with your horse using the right combination of pressure and release, patience, persistence, and conscientious follow-through
* Recognize why it's never, ever the horse's fault

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About the author (2005)

Charles Wilhelm (Castro Valley, CA) is one of the top six general horse trainers in the country right now. After five decades, Charles Wilhelm's skill in communicating with horses and people has earned him praise. John Lyons, Richard Shrake, and Donna Snyder-Smith are but a few of the better-known clinicians who have commented on Charles' amazing abilities with horses.
  • He’s a featured trainer at all major horse expositions and holds clinics and demonstrations at his own facility in Castro Valley and throughout California
  • He has been featured in print and online magazines and authors monthly columns for four major equestrian magazines
  • He has appeared numerous times on television
  • He is known for his success in working with "problem" horses. Colt starting and eliminating performance issues comprise the majority of his work
  • His own diverse horsemanship education includes working with John Lyons, classical dressage trainer Major Miguel Tavora, Olympic Dressage Medallist Steffen Peters, and western pleasure expert Richard Shrake.

Allison Houston is a communications manager and mother of two. She met Charles Wilhelm as a client, and now teams with him to share his training system with a wider audience. She has owned horses for over ten years.

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