I'm with your parents with my kids too megan. Someone that can drive must be at home when they ride. The 4WD has to be home if they want to ride out (as we have heaps of bush riding close by). I ride alone and I do encourage the girls (14 & 15) to ride out by themselves or together without me so they can gain confidence (sorry Mum's but kids WILL try more without parental supervision, I know I did!). I have to take my phone (OH rules) and I have to make a mudmap in case horse packs it in before I'm ready. I always make sure both girls carry their phones as once they only had one phone and the mare startled, which resulted in a fall.....straight onto the mobile phone lol (people really should keep their dogs in their yards!).