Question two : What are your current riding goals?
My riding goals change often. In general, overall though, my goal is to be a good rider, communicate well with my horse, and be able to ride bareback just as well as I ride in a saddle!
Apart from that, my goals change monthly....for example, right now I am learning to ride English. And I am going to my first gymkhana with pony a week from Saturday.
Pony is perfect for me, because while she is very broke, she isn't finished in any area. So, she will go in any direction you point her, but she's not going to be perfect anywhere. And I'm the type of person that likes to dabble in all areas, and try new stuff all the time! So while I would like to jump, ponys not going to be a major show horse. While I would like to do gymkhana, I'm not going to be aaa+ with her, and that's ok! I want to do it all!