What is an intermediate horse rider?
An intermediate horse rider usually refers to a rider's skill level. In this case, an average (not novice, not expert) rider.
An intermediate horse is one that requires a more experienced rider or trainer to handle and ride him, because he may still be a little green under the saddle, and/or require training to become a better all-around-riding horse. Intermediate horses are not for beginners. Some people are fine with them, but you need a few years of background.
The Horse should work harder than the rider, if the horse is working correctly, this will be the case. The rider does a lot of work to keep the horse going/moving where he should. The rider uses their arms, legs, seat, hands, and weight balance to communicate to the horse. The horse works also since he is the one moving his body in the pace and direction that the rider asks for. Horse and rider…