Originally Posted by HorseRiderLover
The thing is, I'm not really a beginner any more. I am capable of riding a horse that has only been ridden about 2 times before then given a two year break, and she's not that quiet. I can ride at all three paces and can do lead changes and can collect and am fully capable of caring for a horse. I've fallen off horses before, and of cause gotten straight back on. I don't think that's really begginner any more. XD
I am not sure anyone is really saying you are a beginner rider but suggesting you get a horse around the age of 10. A horse/pony's personality can make major changes up until the age of 7-8 so a horse who is amazing at 4 can change. Also, alot of the links you put on are young, like 4 and that is really young to be jumping and such. The horse I just sold is 10 and has plenty of energy, drive, go and loves to be ridden. He truely loves his job and is amazing so I don't think 10 is a bad age. He can jump 4'6 yet go for a beginner. The horse I ride is 21 and I can tell you he has no lack of motivation or pace. So don't let age fool you, it depends on the horse.