After a year of riding (Well 13months now) I can w/t/c/g, tack/untack/groom/wash/help with vets (holding the horses whilst the vet is injecting/tubing), jump (have done standard barrel on each side with a straightbar resting on top), leg yield, get horses on the bit, work a horse in frame/ask horse to engage his back, sit trot, two point, ride on the correct diagonal/change of rein, cue and ride extended trot, smooth transitions from trot/canter on the correct leads, what certain pieces of tack are used for, how to get a horse to work without a marketharborough and ask him down/reward and jump and land on the correct canter lead. I also brought an OTTB (the one I learnt on) back into work after he had had 4 weeks off after breaking a ladies ribs (he learnt he could get some riders off, and used it to his advantage - he never even put a foot wrong when I rode him after his break).
I learnt to ride on a OTTB gelding who was known to buck/bolt (and used to rear) but we made a great team once we bonded (he was not a people/horse loving horse), and now I am riding another OTTB gelding (I am not at a ridnig school, but am now being paid to ride this horse for a girl training for police).
The owner of the riding school also employed me as Team Manager after I had been riding for a couple months. I had previously worked at a stud and helped with breeding and raised an orphan foal, house sat (For both the stud and riding school - and I have been asked to look after the riding school again when they go away).
I'm pretty proud how my riding is going, I have a lot more to learn and cant wait to reflect back each year on my riding :)
Heres a picture of when I started, and a picture from this month. then now.jpg