Charles Wilhelm Training

Charles Wilhelm Training Charles Wilhelm is known as the creator of Ultimate Foundation Training and believes that it's "Never, Ever the Horse's Fault."
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Charles Wilhelm , internationally known as America’s most respected horse trainer is the creator of Ultimate Foundation Training; equine training techniques that combine the best of traditional, classical and natural horsemanship into a methodology that is applicable to every riding discipline. His extensive background includes Dressage, Working Cow Horse, Reining, Western Pleasure and Trail class. He is one of the few clinicians of our time who is known for his superb skills in communicating and motivating people as well as his astounding natural abilities with the horse. He believes that “It’s Never, Ever the Horse’s Fault” and his training methods reflect that belief. Charles is one of the few trainers specializing in re-schooling horses with often-severe issues.

04/12/2020

To all of my West Coast friends Midwest friends East Coast friends, friends I made over the years and good folks I haven’t met let this be a joyous day in our Lord Jesus Christ as we celebrate his resurrection

04/07/2020
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Hello friends

I hope that you are doing all that you can to maintain your health while we all deal with Covid-19. It seems that every day the situation is changing and it is difficult to predict what will happen in the coming weeks.

HorseTech has remained open for business to this point. Our location in sparsely populated Northwest Iowa has, to some extent, provided somewhat of a buffer, but eventually I would imagine we may be faced with the possibility of a temporary shutdown. Although it is our understanding that we are considered to an essential industry, I must say that it is also essential for our staff to remain in good health!

I am writing today with regard to Buggzo. This is an incredibly popular garlic and apple cider vinegar product that is also very “seasonal”—our clients purchase and use it during “fly season.” It’s really moving at this time of year.

Please let me make this suggestion—If you intend to use Buggzo this year, I think it might be wise to purchase what you need for the season, now. Consider that for each horse you’d need about 10 pounds to carry you through a five (5) month period, if you use 1 ounce per day. Or, about 20 lbs if you use two ounces per day--that fits well with our 10 or 20 lb sizes.

We have plenty of Buggzo in stock and ready to ship!

We’re doing our best to serve all of your supplement needs during this difficult time. But with the uncertainty and the changing nature of the situation, we may make the difficult decision to scale back or halt operations at any time and without any advance notice.

Let me close by saying that HorseTech is in a good position to weather a temporary closure, should it come to that. We’ll handle a brief shut down!

Thank you for choosing to work with HorseTech for your supplement needs. We appreciate your business and your loyalty very much. Hopefully, we’ll all come out of this in good shape!

Thank you and stay well!
Sincerely,


Rod Johnson

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This is custom made saddle for a young lady. Light weight wood tree, great trail, show saddle, custom Tooling 
03/18/2020

This is custom made saddle for a young lady. Light weight wood tree, great trail, show saddle, custom Tooling 

FOR SALE:
Circle Y Trail saddle, Charles Wilhelm special edition. 15" seat, Medium tree, beautiful walnut finish with border and floral tooling. Brown leather, supracor padded seat. Super comfortable and will fit most horses. Like new!
$1400 OBO. (Purchased new this saddle was $2400) The purchase will support a therapeutic riding program. Saddle located in Castro Valley, California.

12/15/2019

My Horse Bit Me!

This is something that I have heard from people across the country from the west to the east coast. What I hear are two different things but basically they refer to the same problem: My horse bit me/kicked me for the first time. What caused that and what should I do?

My response is always the same and it is never meant in a derogatory or sarcastic way. The horse may have bit or kicked you before but you just didn’t recognize it. What I mean is that any time you approach your horse, you have an opportunity to ‘’read” your horse. This situation happens most frequently in a stall or a stall and paddock. As you approach the stall, they horse’s ears may be back or there may be some aggressive behavior like pawing. This may be because you brought a treat and the horse is anxious and demanding. The horse may be getting a little cranky, telling you to hurry up and feed me. The demeanor of the horse is not pleasant. Sometimes we do not recognize this behavior as a red flag; we pass it off thinking that the horse just wants his treat or feeding.

What this behavior does is become a pattern where the horse starts becoming more aggressive. This behavior may have been going on for years or maybe it only started recently. You approach the stall and the ears go back. You don’t think anything about it, but just push your way into the stall and halter your horse. But, the thought is as good as the deed, and one day they horse will actually bite or strike out. When you approach the stall and the horse exhibits a negative attitude that is how the horse is thinking about you. There is no respect for you and the horse not greeting you in a friendly way. If you don’t deal with it, the aggression will increase.

I’ve learned this the hard way over many years. I remember one time I went through the same situation and failed to recognize the signals. I entered a stall and fortunately I had on a leather jacket because as I turned my back to the horse, he bit me on the shoulder and actually threw me across the stall. Since then, I have become more aware of the body language of the horses that I work. As I said, with a horse, the thought is as good as the deed.

The other situation that may occur is that as you approach the stall the hind quarters are facing you or as you approach the ears are back and the horse turns around and presents his hind quarters. If you fail to do anything and just go ahead and go into the stall, the horse will get more protective of the stall and the aggression will increase until the horse bites or kicks.

Kicking and biting are very natural ways that horses deal with each other in the herd environment. Humans are way too frail to allow this behavior and the way to solve this problem is very simple. Over the years, I’ve had a lot of good comments from people who walked though my main barn in Castro Valley. There were 25 horses and at given time, even when the feeding cart was coming through and they all knew it was feeding time, they were not exhibiting aggressive behavior. They were not lunging against the stall doors, they were not pawing or kicking or demonstrating any impatient behaviors. These types of behaviors are negative and cannot be allowed if horses are to be safe to handle.

When I have a horse that exhibits negative behavior when I approach, I have a halter or plastic bucket with me and I pitch it right at the stall. The idea is not to hit the horse or hurt the horse but to startle it. In other words, we want to distract its thoughts because remember, the thought is as good as the deed. So, when you approach and the ears are back or the hindquarters are turned to the door, throw a halter at the door and make enough noise to distract the horse. The horse may jump or go to the other end of the stall but you have distracted the thought. You have to do this on a regular basis; you have to be consistent. So every time you approach the stall and the horse exhibits negative behavior, you have to respond in a consistent manner.

The same is true with a horse that turns his hindquarters as you approach. I take it further than distracting and teach the horses I work with to face me when I enter the stall. I have a hard time putting a halter on a horse’s hind end. I always make sure they turn and face me and present themselves in an orderly fashion. To get a horse to turn and face you, bang the gate and if the horse does not turn, tap on the hindquarters with a lunge stick just until the horse moves his feet and turns. Do not use a short dressage stick or crop and do not stride the horse, just tap to get the attention of the horse.

This is what I call stall manners. Some people think the stall belongs to the horse and he can do anything he likes. I disagree with that idea. When I walk into a stall, or a stall cleaner or farrier enters, I want good behavior. I want a positive attitude, I want the horse thinking about whoever enters in a respectful way.

Remember, if you get bitten or kicked for the first time, it really wasn’t the first time. It started days, weeks, months or even years ago because the thought is as good as the deed. Also, remember, it is never, ever the horse’s fault.

Charles Wilhelm

11/28/2019
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Hello CHARLES,

We are taking part in Small Business Saturday again this year by offering you the opportunity to save 10% on all online purchases made at www.horsetech.com this Saturday, November 30th from 12 a.m. (midnight) to 11:59 p.m. Central Time. No coupon code necessary. This discount will automatically be applied at checkout.

In celebration of Thanksgiving, HorseTech's offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28th and will not re-open until Monday, December 2nd at 8:00 a.m. Central Time.

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Thank you for doing business with HorseTech- your small town, family-owned supplement company!

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FOR SALE:Circle Y Trail saddle, Charles Wilhelm special edition.  15" seat, Medium tree, beautiful walnut finish with bo...
07/25/2019

FOR SALE:
Circle Y Trail saddle, Charles Wilhelm special edition. 15" seat, Medium tree, beautiful walnut finish with border and floral tooling. Brown leather, supracor padded seat. Super comfortable and will fit most horses. Like new!
$1400 OBO. (Purchased new this saddle was $2400) The purchase will support a therapeutic riding program. Saddle located in Castro Valley, California.

07/22/2019

I am 74 ears old and after paying federal and state income tax, along with paying into my/our Social Security fund for over 50 + consecutive years, I’ve worked hard all my life. I made my reputation, and lost it from a stupid mistake , I didn't inherit my job or my income, and I worked hard to get where I am. I made many sacrifices up front to secure a life for my family. It wasn’t always easy and still isn't but I did it all, while maintaining my integrity and my principles. I’ve never put anyone beneath myself or denied help to anyone. I have friends of every walk of life and if you’re in my circle, it should be understood that I don’t have to remind you of what I’d be willing to do for you, or to someone else for you with deep consideration. However,

I'm tired of being told that I have to "spread the wealth" to people who don't have my work ethic. People that have sacrificed nothing.

I'm tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy to earn it.

I'm tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming, which, no one is allowed to debate.

I'm tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of all parties talk like their opinions matter to the common man. I’m tired of any of them even pretending they can relate to the life and little bank account I have.

I'm tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor.

I’m upset that I’m labeled as a racist because I am proud of my faith and trust in Jesus Christ as my Savior and my President.

I’m tired of being told I need to accept the latest fad or politically correct stupidity or befriending a group that’s intent in killing me because I won’t convert to their point of view.

I'm really tired of people who don't take responsibility for their lives and actions. Especially the ones that want me to fund it. I'm tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination, or big-whatever for their problems.

Yes, I'm really tired. But, I'm also glad to be in the second half of my life. Because, mostly, I'm not going to have to see the world these people are creating. I thank God I'm on the way out and not on the way in. I just hate knowing my families and friends children and grandchildren and great grandchildren,will have to face this screwed up world. God help them.

There is no way these thoughts will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on! Surely, the politically correct police censors will try to quiet us.

If you're “tired” too, feel free to copy and paste.

Oh yeah...GOD BLESS AMERICA!!! Hopefully he takes us under his guidance. Amen!

Charles Wilhelm Training
06/22/2019

Charles Wilhelm Training

Posting for a client for sale :
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Ok west Coast folks! You are blessed horse and livestock feed. Such high  Quality feed.I miss having it  available here ...
06/22/2019

Ok west Coast folks! You are blessed horse and livestock feed. Such high Quality feed.
I miss having it available here in Aiken

This is some great feed!
Made locally in Northern California - ask a horse for a review....they'll tell you they love it!
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06/22/2019

Andis is great clipper, get the very best

Just visited with Fred Koeller at Andis Horse Grooming Clipper company in Sturtevant, Wisconsin and toured the facility. What a great American company!

Is your horse a Super Horse
06/22/2019

Is your horse a Super Horse

What was your favorite moment with your horse?

Every day is a great day with our pony
05/18/2019

Every day is a great day with our pony

What was your favorite moment with your horse?

04/21/2019

Happy Easter and have A Blessed day

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02/26/2019
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Any one looking for trailer, very clean and ready tongo
02/09/2019

Any one looking for trailer, very clean and ready tongo

Posting for a client for sale:
1997 Morgan two horse, bumper pull, slant load trailer, with tack room, good condition. $4500
Leave a comment if interested and we will private message you with info.

The best
02/02/2019

The best

This is some great feed!
Made locally in Northern California - ask a horse for a review....they'll tell you they love it!
Bar ALE, #baralefeed
#shoplocal
#askahorse
#equineesteem

Posting for a client for sale:1997 Morgan two horse, bumper pull, slant load trailer, with tack room, good condition. $4...
01/26/2019

Posting for a client for sale:
1997 Morgan two horse, bumper pull, slant load trailer, with tack room, good condition. $4500
Leave a comment if interested and we will private message you with info.

Posting for a client for sale :Plastic tack trunk, Great quality, with lots of separate compartments, well cared for, gr...
01/26/2019

Posting for a client for sale :
Plastic tack trunk, Great quality, with lots of separate compartments, well cared for, great condition. $350 with cover.
Leave a comment if you are interested and we will private message you with contact info.

Posting for a client:For sale black Sugar Creek saddle, Charles Wilhelm Special Edition, 17 inch seat, full tree, Includ...
01/26/2019

Posting for a client:
For sale black Sugar Creek saddle, Charles Wilhelm Special Edition, 17 inch seat, full tree, Includes black breast collar, head stall, black headstall and leather reins. Well cared for and in good condition.
Leave a comment if you are interested and we will private message you with contact info.

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01/17/2019

Try there complete feed, one of my favorite.

This is some great feed!
Made locally in Northern California - ask a horse for a review....they'll tell you they love it!
Bar ALE, #baralefeed
#shoplocal
#askahorse
#equineesteem

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Would like to know if you are in Aiken S.C. the first week in April?
I have a forward moving horse that barely listens to the bit. Actually until the pain is so intense does she listen. She has excellent ground manners. Where do I start? She is a TWH and was used for speed racking by someone else but I only use her for trails. I want her to slow down!!!!!!!!!!!
Are you the Charles Wilhelm that sells a tie mechanic-ism that you demonstrated on a you tube video? If you are, can you tell me where you sell them? Thank you. JS