Originally Posted by Kayty
Excuse my confusion... but how does one collect a horse while it is on the forehand? And how do you make a horse collect in a way that makes it 'round itself'?
Because loads of people here throw the word "collection" around without knowing what it means or knowing that it is the pinnacle of the training scale.
To them (particularly western riders) it just means "put the horse's head down".
Classic example of putting the cart before the horse:
if you collect them, they have to round themselves.
It's why I've stopped responding to threads like this. It's impossible to communicate when even the basic meaning of terms is not agreed upon.