I can ride a buck, but prefer not to...haha. I am like Smrobs, I do all the groundwork well enough that when I get on, usually a horse doesn't even attempt to buck or bolt.
I don't think you are too young at all; I was training horses for my family and friends before you started riding. I don't train 'professionally' so to speak, but never balk at a chance at working with another horse, I have taught people how to ride, and have helped others struggle through different issues that were hindering both horse and rider, and if I had the facilities I would jump at the chance to take in some young or problem horses.
Just continue learning, attend clinics, etc...and be honest to your clients about your experience, and choose your horses wisely; don't take any horse on that you don't feel you can help, just because the owner is desperate...you have a long time to live and learn, so save the 'difficult' ones for when you've had a chance to really refine your methods. I know of trainers who won't take on known 'bronc' type horses, but I don't mind working with those (my current mare was one of those), but I understand enough about the nature of horses TO take those on...not that the other trainers that don't take 'em don't, but I think it really does take a special type of person to retrain horses with a past history that is less than ideal.
"The ideal horseman has the courage of a lion, the patience of a saint, and the hands of a woman..."
Last edited by mom2pride; 09-16-2010 at 07:12 PM.