So... If you start serious riding as an adult (in late 20th-30th-40th) can you still learn a good riding (I'm talking about dressage and jumping disciplines) and compete successfully? All good riders I know started as kids. But not all of us had a luxury even to take lessons. And as you are getting older the muscles, bones and (sometime, but not for everyone) mentality is very different from those of child. So... Please, share!