I just got my mare trulee 2 months ago after twelve years of riding, and three weeks before my 16th birthday, I am actually a little bit glad that waited long enough that I can appreciate trulee, and that I can teach trulee well, I looked at a lot of horses before I got trulee, and none of them seemed just right, until one day, a woman called me and said, I think I have a horse for you. I love her, and everyday she looks more beautiful to me.
So my advice to you younger girls who haven't been riding for very long is, stay persistent, prove that you won't quit, learn the ropes, look at a lot of horses, talk to a lot of different people, and make some good friends in the horse world.
It pays off. As you can see!! Trulee is a blessing to me, a godsend, it feels as though she was sent just for me. If we had not waited for her, then I don't think I would appreciate my horse half as much.
"People who say riding isn't a sport are just intimidated...because in OUR game, the ball has a mind of its own."-Unknown