I didn't have any training before I started so I was very green. I feel like I have actually come a very long way in the past couple months, but mostly because I push myself very hard. I started in a western saddle but have been in and out of an english to learn balance. I started with rainbow reins to learn to keep my reins even but graduated to split reins about a month ago. I just learned the one handed rein hold a few weeks ago (and it's giving me icky fits figuring out how to adjust the reins). I've learned two-point and posting fairly quickly. Have done lots of two point over poles to ensure its a solid two point. Lots of patterns and circles. I've only walked and trotted thus far...but they tell me I'm almost ready for a lope. We talk a lot about body position and balance but they tell me I am very good in both categories. I am blessed with very quite hands which is a plus.
I have one lesson a week and I feel that I'm progressing nicely with it...although I would love to have additional seat time to practice things. About once a month, I schedule an extra lesson just to clean up some things that I want to focus on. I also spend a few other days just hanging out there and helping around the stable. They appreciate the extra hands and I learn A LOT by just being there. =-)
Am a bit nervous about getting back on a horse next week but I know that it's something I have to do if I'm to regain the confidence I lost by getting thrown. I rode the horse that threw me right after it happened for about another hour but I was on edge the whole time.