I'm 21 and have been riding for 9 months :)
My family had horses when I was a kid but never did I ride untill 9 months ago!
I am one of those who didn't have the privlege to have riding lessons when I was 3 yrs and up. I even ask the little kids for advice =D hahaaha...kinda embarassing but they know a lot and they help me so I don't mind. It's a lot of fun and although sometimes I look like a complete idiot I'm okay with it. I just laugh it off.