Someone once said to me, "One day I can’t wait to leg you up on a horse that will make everyone else nervous."
At the time I didn’t think much about not having a horse like that. Probably because I always had some sort of weird confidence that someday I would.
I remember eventing for quite a while before I ever won a horse trial...even a novice event. I started riding for other people when I was 16. I started eventing when I was 12, and I want to say that I didn't win even an intro until I was 17.