I'm almost 29 and I've only been riding for a little over 2 years...I guess you might say I wasn't lucky enough to grow up around horses although I ALWAYS dreamed of one day owning my own horse, ever since I was a little girl! (anyone else have 40+ My Little Ponies?? I'll bet I wasn't the ONLY one on this forum who did!!) I started taking lessons 2 yrs ago from my trainer, he taught me everything I know, and now I finally own a horse and couldn't be more excited!!! I find that I learn something new every day as well...from her, from my friends at the barn where we board, and from all of you on here!!