Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
I started at 50. I mostly ride my own horses, but I spent some months taking group lessons. As a guy in his 50s taking lessons at the beginner level, either no one made fun of me or they hid it well. I suspect it might have been different if they had been 13 year old girls, but I think the youngest was in her late teens. The large majority of folks by that age or later tend to be happy if someone wants to learn something they love doing.
FWIW, I've never had anyone make fun of me or laugh at me for riding horses.
Riders ask "How?" Horsemen ask "Why?"