Thanks to a reader's suggestion, I was able to finally get some video of me riding Paula. Keep in mind, she has only had a handful of rides, and I'm still controlling her through her halter only (bit is in her mouth but not attached to the reins):
This video made me realize three things:
1. Paula is even more awesome than I thought. We were really having an off day today, and after seeing the video she still looks better than I could have ever imagined.
2. I had previously thought that I needed to lose more weight to not look like a whale trying to ride a shetland pony. I was right.
3. Flies trying to invade your nasal cavity should always be cut from any video evidence, or else they just make you look like you're having seizures.