I've been wondering lately what level rider I am, I will most likely ask my riding instructor, too, but I though I'd see what you all thought. (:
I started riding when I was 5, I've been riding for 10 years.
I took western lessons for about half a year when I was 6, then went to english and stuck there. I got my first horse when I was 10, she was a rangy Quarter Horse mare. I owned her for around 2 years then sold her, and got an Arabian gelding. He was extremely laid back for an Arabian. I had him for about 2 years, too, then sold him, and I've been leasing a very hot tempered Arabian gelding for a few months. I now have a OTTB mare. I do jumpers, H/J, and I'm going to be starting eventing soon.
Jumping around 3 - 3'6 .
Easily cantering jumps.
I've been jumping courses, and grids. Oxers, spreads, x-country jumps, etc.
I've done some basic dressage, too.
I have a good seat, and soft hands. (so I've been told).
I have have a solid seat and am comfortable in all the gaits - Walk, trot, canter and gallop.
I ride up/down hills good.
I don't have much showing experience, but I will be showing allot in the next few months.
Rising trot, sitting trot. 10, 15 & 20m circles.
Two point good in walk, trot, canter & gallop.
I know when my horse has the right/wrong lead.
Can lengthen and shorten strides to get the right striding between jumps.
Can walk, trot, canter, gallop and jump bareback. Around 3ft is the highest I've jumped bareback.
Bending, know how to get my horse on the bit,
Ground poles, cross rails, verticals, oxers, solid objects (x-country jumps)
ridden through/over water.
arena work, trail rides, roads, open fields, etc.
Have owned & ridden green horses. Finished horses' training. (they had the basics down but I taught them other stuff they needed to know to finish their training).
I can tell when I, or my horse, is doing something incorrect and can correct it.
Can handle spooky/flighty/bucking/rearing/bolting horses.
Riding just using seat/leg aids.
ridden completely tackless.
I can get on horses I've never seen before and ride and work with them like I would a horse I ride daily.
I hope to one day compete in high rated shows in SJ .. or eventing.
And someday, the Olympics! ~ haha, Olympic dreams <3 !
I don't know if it's possible to determine my riding level from this but ? D: Idk, give it a shot? (: I'd love to know what you all think. Tips would be appreciated, too. Ask me more things too, this is all I can think of right now, but ask away and more things may come to mind! :) All answers are appreciated ! Thanks so much everyone
beginner, novice, intermediate, advanced?