No matter what your discipline, establishing a solid foundation on a young horse is necessary for him to succeed in his career. The initial work on a young jumper is one of the most memorable and important periods in his educational process.
At no other time do horses have to retain so much information and advance so rapidly. It is imperative that the education young horses receive at this time is positive and correct. A good teaching system always leaves the colt a step he already understands that he can fall back on.
This is how you move forward and build confidence. From a lifetime of starting colts, I maintain a constant belief that good horses come from quality miles, a relaxed frame of mind, and knowing their job. With this background, you can build an athlete that can step up to the next level and handle it with confidence.
Make the right thing the easy thing, build a partnership, and make every horse you train a better horse. The rewards are indescribable.
Charlie Carrel has the right stuff, and has been proving that for many years now, both in the show ring and out. While has has specialized in jumpers for many years, his techniques of starting young horses carry over into all disciplines. You will learn much from "Starting The Young Jumper", and will enjoy reading it as I did"
-SANDY ARLEDGE, past president of the American Quarter Horse Association
"I have a principle that a young horse will forgive but will never forget. That's why it's very important to get the horse confident from the beginning"
-BJORN IKAST, over 100 Grand Prix wins
"A great start on a young horse especially those that are difficult has to be accomplished by a great horseman. Charlie Carrel is a great horseman that accomplishes this start by creating the critical trust in a young horse that allows a young horse to be successful for life"
-DIANN LANGER, U.S. Equestrian Federation Youth Chef d'Equipe
"A proper foundation on a young horse is invaluable and sadly it is often overlooked. I can rest assured that when a horse has been started by Charlie, it has a well rounded and solid foundation. I highly recommend reading "Starting the Young Jumper""
-MANDY PORTER, FEI World Cup, National Grand Prix rider
"Thanks for giving our horses a great start"
-WILL SIMPSON, Olympic Gold Medalist