I'm new here, but want to add my thoughts on this:
I learned to ride about 6 years ago (I'll be 59 very soon) and LOVE it! I bought an older horse who knows more than I do and she has basically taught me to ride. (with the help of experienced "horse people" of course).
So, when a friend told me about a team of horses, very experienced, who the owner, due to health reasons, was selling, I had to go and check them out. I'd ridden several times in friends wagons and even did a bit of driving then, so I already knew I loved it as well.
The team hadn't been hooked up in over a year, but when harnessed and hooked up to the wagon, they walked off like they'd just been doing that yesterday. Before his failing health, their owner had put a lot of miles on them, even using them to plow sometimes. Along with some very knowledgable friends, this team has taught me to drive.
I highly recommend trying it! Especially as we get older, it can be kinder to the back and butt. LOL! But I also agree with everything that's been said above.