Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Middle of the USA!
Amberly, parents were given to us for a reason. They protect us when we don't have the foresight to care for and safeguard ourselves, and they teach us how to properly live life. I think it's safe to say that everyone has gone through at least one situation when they thought they knew better than their parents, only to learn later (be it two months or two decades later) that their parents were right.
Be thankful you have a horse to be around. I didn't have real horseback riding lessons until I was 13; before that, it was a ride here and there in the summer on an old mare. Even at 13, the lessons weren't consistently once a week. Having a horse on your own property is such a blessing: don't overlook that!
Training a horse is a big task that is often dangerous for even the most experienced professionals, much less young people like you and me. Believe me, last summer I got cocky with my youngling, and ended up on the ground hurting. Parents have a lot of experience and wisdom that their children don't: that's why they're parents. Please, please respect your mom's decision. If she sees that you are being obedient (more importantly, that you are showing joy and being cheerful in your obedience) then she may allow you more privileges. Until then, just enjoy having horses around, and look at this as an opportunity to learn more about life, rather than a lack of an opportunity to train a horse :) I know it's hard, but believe me, you won't regret obeying and respecting your mom when you look back on this in the years to come!