Well I have no way to say if that's beginner or not, but that's what I would say? I'm kind of in the same boat. Lol I am going on a beach ride next Saturday, and the stable is going to ask if I'm a beginner, intermediate or advanced rider in order to match me with the right horse. I don't know if I should say beginner or intermediate.
I have ridden several ponies as a child.
I rode a 15.2hh horse when I was 8, and I also showed her in halter. I used to trade stall cleaning and grooming for lessons which lasted about 6 months.
I then started helping a neighbor with her horses at about 10. I rode their 13.3hh pony bareback and slid off several times. He was finicky and he never took over the situation so they said I had potential.
Then I rode their 16.0hh bareback as well with a halter and lead and had some good gallops. I did this for about a year.
I got my own horses when I was 13, but they were ponies and too small to ride. One of them went to a friend of mine who raises minis to learn how to drive and I rode her huge 17.hh horse maybe three times? I have had Anthem for about 2 years now and haven't ridden since I was 15. I'm 18 and still remember what its like, but I'm not sure how I rate, so I'm kinda where you are lucky2008.
Sorry I kinda commandeered your thread, but I'm also curious where I stand on the horse riding skill scale.