You're right about the photos but 2 years old and untrained for a novice driver.... say no more.
Some people also have more aptitude than others. I am self taught and trained my own to drive. 1 about 35 years ago and now one recently and have taken some lessons over the last 2 years. It's hard to find a good instructor though. I took 2 lessons from a very experienced driver and I would say my knowledge far surpassed hers so I didn't take anymore.
I am very diligent at research (lots of reading and asking questions) and safety more so than many experienced drivers and I trust my ability and my horse.
Now if I didn't trust my horse I wouldn't be driving her either nor putting myself, my horse or anyone else in danger.
So I try not to discount a novice with out having more info.