Collection horse training will allow the horse rider and horse to move together in a jog. Learn how to train a horse to jog using collection training with tips from a horse trainer in this free horse riding video.

Expert: Kathy Kentala
Bio: Kathy Kentala owns the Bee Cave Riding Center in Austin, TX. She also owns Signal Hill Ranch, a western venue specializing in team penning and ranch sorting, barrels, poles, and other speed events.
Filmmaker: MAKE | MEDIA


26 Responses to Beginning Horse Riding : Collection Horse Training a Jog

  1. Anonymous says:

    My goodness! I’m interested to know how many of you so called ‘experts’ that are posting all these negative comments have your own multimillion dollar riding/teaching facility? And how many of you consistantly produce winners?
    BTW: The terms ‘jog’ and ‘lope’ are western riding terms. The english riding terms for these gaits are ‘trot’ and ‘canter’, respectively.
    Last, but certainly not least, a positive attitude and outlook is scientifically shown to reduce blood pressure! Try it!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Expertvilliage needs to get out of the horse world. They put false ideas into peoples mind and have a shallow understanding of horses. I wonder how much they pay these amateurs to make their videos.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hey what ‘s with all the rudeness here, posters, jesus. If you don’t like it and don’t think that the horse is collected or that her instructions are clear, JUST SAY IT LIKE THAT! And by the way, I think “collection” is something hard to describe, and hard to achieve for begginers because it is a “feel thing” not a now do this thing. And for crying out loud, a jog is a slow trot. What we would call in English riding, a sitting trot. Now everybody get over themselves!

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  5. Anonymous says:

    @rodeosabuseanimals No.

  6. Anonymous says:

    People, people! I see a young calm horse with a nice walk and lots of impulsion.
    That’s part of collection wright? Anyway, to achive true collection takes time …
    You people say, that she doesn’t give any cues. So what about when she says…Impulsion, forward, balancing, holding energy but not pulling … That sounds likegood cues to me 😉
    I found a good cue …. “Hold the energy and don’t pull” ….
    Defintly, I’ll use this word next time that I’want to explain some part of collection!

  7. Anonymous says:

    if horses could talk they would say bitch get the fuck off of me

  8. Anonymous says:

    hehee im a better rider! like seriously and im a bad rider,
    your not an expert hunny.

  9. Anonymous says:

    that rider isnt riding forward through the horses back, shes asking the horse to put its head down.

  10. Anonymous says:

    @Bucklesluva I guess that trumps my 40 years of riding… A jog is a slow trot and a lope is a slow canter. In general, types of trots are defined by the length of time the horse is suspended… yes, a lope and canter are terms specific to western and English riding disciplines. Also, think of the trotting done by standardbred horses… is that a jog? I think not. Here is the line of logic you need to consider: All equestrian jogging is trotting, but not all trotting by equines is jogging.

  11. Anonymous says:

    @Luv2ride808 A good example of what?

  12. Anonymous says:

    all shes talking aobut is crap about the HORSE. i wanna know how the PERSON is supposed to act, not how the freaking horse acts!!!!!!!! TERRIBLE.

  13. Anonymous says:

    @xRisingxStarsx well, it can be called either one, usually western is jog,english is trot

  14. Anonymous says:

    really your not expert at all you no NOTHINNG about horses stop teac hing about them and a jog is called trot not jogging

  15. Anonymous says:

    I would like this trainer to google search Performance Horse development if she would like to learn more about Performance Horse Development the event. where riders can win great awards by learning and using basics like she is teaching she can contact me

  16. Anonymous says:

    @clairepalmer83 Yeah no kidding.. she doesn’t explain herself at all..
    For someone that knows what collection is.. we can say.. yeah okay I know what she’s trying to get at..
    But for someone that doesn’t know.. this video IS a load of crap.
    No information at all is better than not enough/the wrong info.

  17. Anonymous says:

    I see you go around trashing everyone with nothing constructive to say and in this case no relevance to the video and the comments posted. And for a Church goer a little more piety might be good!

  18. Anonymous says:

    you know, for some reason i really dont like you, you give off a negative aura[?] and by the way, a jog is a slow unanimated trot, obviously its a trot because they move in the same rythmic stepping pattern, front-left and hind-right move together and viceversa. A trot that you are refering to is usually one that someone posts in, a jog is easy enough to sit. trot+jog= THE SAME DAMN THING, only one is a shorter stride and unanimated and a trot[misleading] is usually a normal natural trot

  19. Anonymous says:

    Sorry – but character limitations mean crude english when you clearly need to explain a lot for someone who wants to hear little! I know exactly what you mean.

  20. Anonymous says:

    i lost IQ points reading this

  21. Anonymous says:

    its called a trot bye the way and nice tips i ride a horse to and im off of cantering a 4 ft just but nice addvise i bet some won will use it

  22. Anonymous says:

    Correct I wrote – “the rider doesn´t have d horse on d bit so will never achieve it (collection)” Nothing 2 do wit not being able 2 achieve collection witout a bit. If the bridle is designed 2 take a bit d horse needs 2 b ridden ´on´ d bit 2 obtain collection (banging head against wall here!) n Duh I asked what a jog is cos dat horse is dragin its feet – look at hoof placement – it not a trot n certainly not athetic as woman repeated bout 3 times – r u d woman? need a new job girl

  23. Anonymous says:

    You need to read what you wrote. You specifically state that you cannot have collection without a bit -“rider doesn´t have the horse on the bit so will never achieve it”. You also specifically state ” as for the jog – What is it?” So I did read it CAREFULLY. You do not have any understanding of western terminology. You obviously need someone knowledgeable to explain it to you. Your ignorance is showing.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Yes lope is the equivalent of canter, again I ask what is jog because according to this video it certainly isn´t a trot. Read post again CAREFULLY (and that of virtually everyone else here – which begs the question why you elected to respond 2 mine of some 3 months old!) With o without a bit there is no collection here. If there is a bit the horse needs to be ´on´ the bit. Ask someone knowledgeable 2 explain this to you. I also ride bitless so please don´t teach yr granny 2 suck eggs.

  25. Anonymous says:

    FYI - terminology – basic western gaits are walk, jog ( a working gait) , and lope. English terms are walk, trot, and canter.
    Yes, you can collect a horse without a bit in its mouth. We work and show junior horses in bosals all the time. So yes, you do have it all wrong.

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