I have always loved horses! When I was little, I always brought home piles of horse books from the library and loved looking at pictures of them. I converted my little red bicycle into a horsie named Cinnamon.
Hehe. But I never even bothered asking my parents for lessons because I knew they wouldn't let me. It was too expensive for us, and my parents had never been big on extracurricular stuff and I was already taking piano lessons. I actually rode an elephant before I ever rode a horse -- at the circus. Haha. But my first ride was when I was 11. I went trail riding with some friends and I was one of the ones that wanted to go fast. I would hang back from every one else and make my horse trot. Lol. I started taking lessons at 15, when I finally convinced my parents and have been dead-set horse crazy ever since. I started taking western lessons, then English. And a year ago I got my first horse Jubilee who is a literally a dream come true!