Just wait until you have such a wreck, or had some other trauma that obliterates your confidence. I grew up on a training farm, riding everything.
When my confidence was shattered, I cannot tell you what a blessing that lead rope is, especially at the start of the rebuilding process.
Or another example, wait until you work for someone and your first ride on a colt is you just sitting there and having someone lead you.
Or wait until you are hosting your own child's birthday party at the barn. Are you going to let kids you don't know talk you into riding loose in that kind of situation? Are you going to be unfair to the other kids by letting even one you do know ride loose? Just wait until you are older and rethink it.
Be mad if you wish, or just get over it. In truth, even though you are 14, you ARE still "just" a kid. You still have a while before anyone is going to take you seriously. It will suck, but eventually it will all work out. To me, this is a silly thing to get so worked up about.
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