Well I'm the only horsemad one in the family :)
First started lessons when I was about 7, after much nagging, but they didnt teach me properly and just led me round basically, so my mom decided it wasn't worth the money and stopped.
Then when I was about 10 my friend told me about a riding school she went to, so I nagged and nagged and then finally got there, rode there for about 6 years before my parents decided, yet again, that it was too expensive.
So then we met this person who lives near us with two horses who wanted someone to help keep them in shape, and thats where I'm up to at the moment with Lottie and Tazz. they're not mine but I'm so close to them it feels like they are :)