I've been wanting to own a horse for awhile (but I lack the knowledge of care)
I'm sorry but I just have to applaud you for seeing your abilities. I am so sick of seeing the preteen girls in my area (the ones that come from richer families) cry and pitch a fit because they want a pretty horsie. And none of these kids know the first thing about horse care. One of them almost poisoned her horse by hand feeding it what she called "yummy grass". I can't think of th plant name now, but thank the lord somebody was there and recognized what she was about to feed her horse.
Sorry for my rant. You are showing responibility for taking the time to know how to care for a horse, as well as working for your riding lessons.