Riding Skill Level

BEGINNER

English:   Comfortable around horses, can ride at walk without fear, wants to learn barnsmanship
Western: Comfortable around horses, can ride at walk without fear, wants to learn barnsmanship

MID LEVEL

English:   Comfortable on a horse, can walk and trot, learning diagonals, ready to learn good barnsmanship & horse care
Western: Comfortable on a horse, can walk and jog, ready to learn good barnsmanship/horse care

INTERMEDIATE

English:   Comfortable at walk and trot, knows diagonals, and cantering, or learning canter, ready to start jumping small jumps, learning barnsmanship
Western: Comfortable at walk and jog, loping, or learning to lope, learning leads,  learning excellent barnsmanship

ADVANCED LEVEL

English:   Comfortable at Walk Trot and Canter, knows leads and diagonals, jumping small courses, excellent barnsmanship
Western: Comfortable at Walk Jog Lope, Gallop knows leads, simple turnarounds, more advanced skills, excellent barnsmanship

COUNSELOR TRAINING LEVEL

English:    Comfortable at Walk Trot and Canter, knows leads and diagonals, jumping larger courses, excellent barnsmanship
Western:  Comfortable at Walk Jog Lope, Gallop knows leads, working on lead changes, faster turnarounds, excellent barnsmanship