What level rider am I? Beginner, intermediate? please help!!
Before getting evaluated by my instructor, I'd really like some opinions on what level rider I could be, beginner or Intermediate. I ride western, I don't do any sports in particular I just like being on a horse. Based on that, please tell me what level of rider you think I am. I am also 13 years old, I started riding in the 2nd grade doing english, then switched to western. I've been riding on and off since then. I just started doing more lessons, I've had over 30 hours experience on horses and over 50 around them.
I am capable of:
Walk, trot, and canter
using leg (inside, outside)
starting on the right lead
how to tack up a horse alone
all the grooming basics
how to catch, load, tie, and bathe a horse
using quieter hands
being comfortable around horses (i have no fear whatsoever)
calming down a horse
stopping a horse
I am yet to have fallen off a horse, but i have had several experiences in and out of saddle where a horse has spooked.
The reason I am asking for help is because I would like to lease a horse soon and in some of the ads, people say "need an intermediate rider", therefore I would like to know what I rank as. Thank you!!