Hi! My name is Marissa and I've been riding for four and a half years. But I'm still not sure what level I'm at. My first two years of riding were spent walking and trotting around an area for a half hour (I later found out that this wasn't "riding" at all) but then I changed barns and I had to spend the next year RE-learning everything! So let's just say that I've had about a year and a half of real instruction and I ride once a week.
So at this point I can...walk, trot, canter (all with/without stirups), leg yield (walk and trot), shoulder in (walk and trot), and tack up and groom a horse by myself. But I also have problems like, I lose confidence in new situations (but this has improved a lot since I came to my new barn), I get frustrated (but I NEVER take it out on the horse I just cry like a baby ) and I don't ride very often.
Sooo.. what level do you think I'm at? Also do you think I'm learning at an okay pace? I'm fifteen and I have no disabilities but it seems like everyone is better then me. Either way I want to keep improving and show my parents that one day I will have my own horse!