Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Middle of Nowhere, Saskatchewan
I've always wanted to know...
...What level rider I would be considered.
I've never had a formal lesson before in my life and most things I know are all self taught.
What I have done:
-ranch riding (cutting, sorting, bad bad bad terrain at high speeds, pasture roping...)
-Dabbled in English
-Dabbled in some reining/working cow horse
-trained a total of 4 horses from scratch, 2 of which were wild and untouched when they came to me
-I've spent most of my horsey-career on GREEN horses.
What I have trained:
-moving the front and hind quarters independently
-leg yields w/t
-backing up with seat and legs, and very little rein
-Lead changes (simple and some flying)
-have handled "push" and "pull" style horses
-have worked with a few problem horses (rearers, buckers, bolters)
-Confident on a hot horse, and can handle hot horses
-I have trained horses for collection, not headset (learned that by my own mistakes)
-Know my way around breaking horses, from the first saddling, the groundwork and the first 30 rides.
So, from that quickly put together list of things (theres probably a few more things I forgot/only come to mind when I encounter the need for it) what level of rider would you say I am?