I never did Pony Club. My parents always told me I was not allowed anywhere near horses, and being so unbelievably accident prone as a child (and an adult) I can appreciate that.
Then I got to 23 and decided to learn to ride! Four months later I got a horse on loan!
I am now on my second horse; I am calling him my first sensible horse and I want to help other novice riders out there realize that you’re not doing everything wrong! It’s ok to fall off and it is ok to ask for help!