Originally Posted by ErikaLynn
Just tell the barn owner you're already 16...or find someone to ride with. It's actually unsafe to ride alone at any age.
Please don't lie to the BO. So if they do believe you, what happens when he/she finds out you lied to him/her? I have been thankful to have skeptical people as instructors who only let me work with the horses alone after they were MORE than sure I was a responsible adolescent with more than competent skill to handle a horse. I don't know about the BO, but if I had a kid who wasn't mature enough to admit their real age to me in the first place, I wouldn't let them be alone around my horses period
. It wouldn't matter if they were 12 or 17. Lying is not an acceptable behavior when working around 1200 pounds of sheer power that could seroiusly injure you or even KILL you.
And besides,OP, you are 15. I think you can wait a few months.
ErikaLynn, I realize you were kidding; but I want to stress to the OP she shouldn't lie if she takes what you wrote as a seroius option.