Just a quick rundown of the situation, I'm 15 and looking at getting my GED. I've been around horses for roughly 10 years, but I've owned and really worked with them for the past 8 years. Mostly just general work/western pleasure and trail riding. I worked doing public trail rides for a few years at a local campground and I'm learning how to ride English. I'd really like to become a horse trainer and eventually riding instructor for mainly the western style however. I do know that in internships you're mostly doing grunt work, which (for the record) would like to say I'm not afraid of working hard long hours.
I would really like to intern with some Western trainers, like reining, cutting, barrels ect... So, I guess my questions would be:
1.) Would a trainer consider taking a 16 year old on for an internship?
2.) Would they give me lessons on how to actually ride? I know how to ride, but not in any really specific area (except some english I've been learning recently).
Basically, would they take me on with my background and age? If not what could I do to improve my chances? Thank you for any and all input!