Hello, I'm new to the fourm. I'm 14, and haven't had a ton of experience riding. I took western lessons for about a year when I was younger, and about four months ago started leasing out a western horse four days a week. It's been great & I love it. However, I know that I won't go anywhere just riding by myself without a trainer or anything. I want to start jumping, but I have no idea where to start. I've asked the lady whose horse I lease and she's going to be talking to a few people she knows. In the mean time, I wanted to ask a few questions. I'm obviously not very experienced and I'll be the first to admit that. Anyway, the horse I lease is amazing and I love him but I just haven't been able to connect with him. I can get him to do what I want, but that's about the only thing I've been able to achieve with him. He is also 17, and has never been ridden english. Should I find a new horse to lease? Should I buy one? I like the idea of getting a horse and learning with it, because at this point I'm only allowed to ride three days a week because of the owner. I'm just not sure and really don't know what to do. Thanks.