lol, I always though intermediate was when you actually helped finish a horse |
Agree with that too Indigo, to a certain extent.
While I don't directly train green horses, I ride some of my barns young greenies in lessons every once in a while. The last one I rode was a small 6 yr old arab. She can sometimes be an angel and obey every command, but often enough she refuses to do anything you tell her. She has a very strong will and my trainer made me ride her last lesson because I have a good enough seat and that horse naturally pushes me to be tough with her. She does tiny bucks and shakes her head occasionally but she's so smooth and comfortable it's not hard to stay on. :P
However I consider an advanced rider to be someone who either rides professionally or has just a lot of experience up their sleeve and can ride any kind of horse with good control and perfect balance.