Originally Posted by Saskia
They usually separate you on both age and ability.
At 17 they might end up putting you with an adult group, even though you're not quite one yet!
If you're a beginner they might even recommend a course of private lessons first so that they can put you in a more intermediate group closer to your age.
Ask these questions when calling about lessons.
At 17 I'd already had a few jobs, I had to pay for driving lessons for myself and such. Perhaps you could get your own job and pay for your own lessons? Even if your parents will pay for one, if you're super keen on riding, you could get two a week.
I would love to get a job......but my parents don't think I'm ready yet and say I need to focus on high school. My parents are a little too protective! Haha but I know it's for the better!
But, yeah I'll definitely need to check. I would be fine riding with adults and people my age....just not with little girls. Haha