Starting Baby Jaz by Charles Wilhelm
A Young Horse's Journey From Halter to Saddle

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Ride your horse today for the horse you want tomorrow.
--Charles Wilhelm

Learn from renowned trainer Charles Wilhelm as he spends a year taking Jaz Poco Salsa, a yearling foundation-bred quarter horse filly, from haltering through the first two months of riding. In this training diary, you'll see Wilhelm's Foundation Training system in action and share the experience of doing colt-starting right. This practical guide details the safe, recommended progression of training exercises and includes:
* Instructions covering everything from the essential basics through actual riding
* Step-by-step, detailed exercises and training activities you can do with your young horse
* Safety tips for grooming, feet handling, and preparing for the veterinarian
* Advice for handling common setbacks and problems
* Over 100 photos of the training and exercises
* A chapter on training yourself--the mental aspect of horsemanship
* An appendix packed with information on selecting and caring for a young horse

Whether you are a novice, an intermediate, or an advanced horseperson, you can use this approach and these building blocks to get your horse mentally, emotionally, and physically ready to be your lifetime working partner.

About Charles Wilhelm

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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 CaliforniaHe has been featured in print and online magazines and authors monthly columns for four major equestrian magazinesHe has appeared numerous times on televisionHe is known for his success in working with "problem" horses. Colt starting and eliminating performance issues comprise the majority of his workHis 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.
Published August 1, 2006 by Howell Book House. 311 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Science & Math. Non-fiction