I created this video library to help you create a relaxed, connected, and skilled equine partner at home. The unexpected benefit is that it will also provide an opportunity for deep personal growth.
The video library was created as a way to help as many horse people as possible. We used to be known as Warwick Schiller Performance Horsemanship because Warwick trained high level Reining horses with horsemanship principles. In recent years, the training philosophy has evolved into something we call Relationship Before Horsemanship or in one word, Attunement. We have recently changed our name to reflect a change in our philosophy. What hasn’t changed is a library full of Warwick showing you how he works with different types of horses in real life training sessions. The 800+ videos are unedited so you get to see how he works with different horses and address different problems that may arise. New videos and courses are added regularly. The videos are filmed at our home site and at clinics and expos throughout the world. You have an opportunity to watch others be instructed and watch Warwick work with horses. From foal handling to highly technical maneuvers under saddle, there are videos to help any horse owner in the world.
You will not just see one type of horse in the video library! We show you real time training sessions (unedited and unscripted) with horses and their humans from every discipline. Dressage Horse, we have those. Eventers, Yep! Western horses, of course. Warwick will show you his entire process – in video format, useful checklists and in-depth courses – everything we offer resides in this subscription library. You will learn how to understand horse behavior, how to fix common problems, teach your horse the basic or high level skills you seek – all while learning more about yourself and your influence on the process.
Warwick will teach you Principles of Training such as the one he mentions in this video – “Only Asking Yes Questions”. There are 12 others that lay the foundation to successful training. As much as we were able, we have put together a step by step process, but when you are dealing with another sentient being, there is a lot of responding to what is happening in the moment. These instances cannot be put into a cookie-cutter plan. Warwick teaches you to think for yourself and empowers you to respond to situations with your horse with confidence.
Carinna – a Mustang who was very anxious in the trailer & would kick out and refuse to go forward under saddle. Warwick shows you how he created trust and connection with this lovely mare and how he fixes more than just the problems she presented.
Sherlock – a formerly high level reining horse, this little guy was the catalyst to a complete shift of philosophy and training for Warwick. Shut down and living inside his head, you will see how Warwick brought him out of his shell and interested in humans again.
Dulce – a young Andalusian mare that Warwick started under saddle. The picture above is her first canter! Dulce was an interesting mare, whose past was mostly unknown. You will see the entire process with her, from groundwork to first rides.
Dixie – Warwick & Bekah Tate worked with Dixie as a baby and then she came back to Warwick to prepare her for being sent to the trainers to be started under saddle. You get to see the foal handling videos through to her being saddled.
Jack – a pushy Warmblood that was at a clinic in late 2020. Warwick works with Jack and his owner to identify what might be causing his behaviors and shows what he did to address them.
Chance – our homegrown Quarter Horse. You benefit by getting to see all of his ongoing education. We have many foal handling videos, onto groundwork and starting him under saddle in 2022.
Like every person, every horse is different. Each has had their own unique experiences and background. What Warwick is able to do so masterfully is break down everything into very easy to understand bits so that you are able to connect all the dots. He will not only tell you what to do but why you would do it. Warwick is able to point out the most subtle changes in a horse’s body language, a blink of an eye, a twitch of their muzzle and explain why it is important to him and the horse. You will learn a lot about yourself along the journey and we have tools to help you understand your internal & external energy and how it affects your horse. We have an entire Breathwork course inside of the library to assist you with regulating your own nervous system. The results are nothing short of amazing. A horse who is relaxed, connected and confident. Maybe more importantly, a human who is present, empathetic and consistent for their horse (and frankly, everyone else in their life).
Because of the way this training works, I now have horses who are my friends and companions. It’s not about how high we can jump or how many flying changes we can do, it’s about how connected we are. I’m at the time in my life when I start to realise what is really important. This is really important. This makes the difference to anything. This keeps my ship sailing, even when the seas are stormy and rough.
In more conventional ways, what have I achieved? Well, I can ride a sixteen hand, ex-racing mare in a rope halter on a loose rein miles and miles into the Scottish hills and woods. I have a finger on the rein and a song in my heart. I used to have bits and martingales and everything clenched and a failing hope that I might make it home. I haven’t had that feeling in seven years. I have a happy horse and we have a happy partnership. She is confident in herself, confident enough to be generous to others. She gives intensely gentle rides to any and all visiting children, as well as her own regular small friends.