Training with Warwick Schiller
Our new series Training with Warwick Schiller looks at the principles behind a variety of training techniques and how you can apply them to your own horse.
Warwick Schiller is an accomplished horseman who competed in reining at international level and represented Australia at the World Equestrian Games in 2010. He now travels all over the world teaching people the principles of training.
Each of the 12 episodes look at different training techniques and give practical examples of how the principles can be used across a range of disciplines, from dressage to reining.
1. Training with Warwick Schiller
- Warwick teaches an important principle of training: to make the wrong thing hard and the right thing easy.
2. Training with Warwick Schiller
- Warwick revisits the principles of Episode 1 by demonstrating examples from the simple act of standing with your horse to picking up feet and trailer loading.
3. Training with Warwick Schiller
- This edition explains how the old saying of Don't Go To Bed Angry applies to horse training. He shows you how and why you need to eliminate any worry during training.
4. Training with Warwick Schiller
- Warwick takes a deeper dive into 'Don't Go To Bed Angry' showing practical tools to create relaxation and responsiveness both on the ground and under saddle.
5. Training with Warwick Schiller
- Warwick shows you the principle of Do the Opposite and talks about how you can apply this with your horse both physically and mentally.
6. Training with Warwick Schiller
- Warwick revisits the Do the Opposite principle and shows you examples that various disciplines use (including jumping barrel racing and reining).
7. Training with Warwick Schiller
- The principle of choose where you work and rest shows how horses are aware of where work and rest happens. Warwick shows how to use it to your advantage.
8. Training with Warwick Schiller
- Warwick takes a deeper dive into the principle of choose where you work and rest. He will show you how the first ride can be straightforward by using this principle.
9. Training with Warwick Schiller
- Warwick talks about how playing video games as a child relates to horse training. This principle is about perfecting steps before moving on or adding to them.
10. Training with Warwick Schiller
- Warwick shows how to ask questions of your horse that they already know the answer to. This makes training a lot easier and less stressful to both of you.
11. Training with Warwick Schiller
- Warwick talks about the principle of creating a quiet yet responsive horse using consistent application of your aids and the order of cues.
12. Training with Warwick Schiller
- Everything good and everything bad your horse learns is through anticipation. Warwick explains how the use of anticipation creates the horse you have always wanted.