Warwick Schiller

Born in Young NSW, Australia, Warwick Schiller fulfilled his lifelong dream to become a horse trainer when he moved to the US in 1990. 


He focused on his passion of reining, eventually going on to become an NRHA (National Reining Horse Association) Reserve World Champion, and representing Australia in reining at the 2010 World Equestrian Games.

Somewhere along the way to learning how to train reining horses, Warwick came to understand a thought process; a way of dealing with horses that crosses all boundaries of breed or discipline. This thought process involves a high level of understanding of the nature of horses, something that doesn't need to be taught to them, as it is something they already understand.

He is now busy training and re-training horses as well as teaching this philosophy at clinics across the US. He regularly returns to Australia and New Zealand to run clinics on horsemanship and problem solving.

Warwick is based at the Gilroy Gaits Equestrian Centre in Hollister, California and can be contacted on (831) 673 0044 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Warwick has a new website which you can visit here, or you can join him on Facebook. He is also currently shooting a DVD series that will be on sale in the near future.

Warwick's ability to solve problems is on par with many of the world's finest horsemen, but what sets him apart is his ability to explain the how, why and when of what he does.

Warwick's highly successful training methods can be summed up by his mantra: 
Make the wrong thing hard and the right thing easy!


While you watch the following short videos you will see how Warwick applies his method with amazing results.

Making the Wrong Thing Hard and the Right Thing Easy

These five videos sum up Warwick’s training method. They cover Washing, Spooking, Spinning and Bagging, as well as Groundwork Basics and you will be amazed at how simple it is – it really is a lightbulb moment!


Starting a Horse

This three-year-old stallion has developed some very assertive behavious towards people. Watch Warwick gain his respect and trust in these six videos that show how Warwick starts his education and finally takes him for his first ride outside.


Problem Solving

Four videos that demonstrate Warwick’s approach to solving problems like Separation Anxiety, Catching Your Horse and Working on Half a Problem.


We will add more videos from Warwick as they become available.