training career began with Thoroughbreds in 1958. By 1972 he was training Appaloosas and running some of his
own. He finished that year as the
number one trainer in the nation and second leading owner.
In his 17 years of training Appaloosas, Collins’ horses have been
captured on all breed records, earned medallions, become National Supreme
Champions and top all time money earners.
Collins was the leading trainer for 11 of the 17 years.