Is it too late to start horse riding?

there's a horse riding school up my road and we've been able to afford it. we still can't and I'm 16 now, so i was wondering how i could approach the owners and volunteer to clean stables, wash horses, etc in exchange for free or cheaper lessons? would that be too overzealous? will they think... show more there's a horse riding school up my road and we've been able to afford it. we still can't and I'm 16 now, so i was wondering how i could approach the owners and volunteer to clean stables, wash horses, etc in exchange for free or cheaper lessons?

would that be too overzealous? will they think i'm stupid for starting so late? take note: i know nothing about horses. NOTHING
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