Good point. I have thought about that though, and I could then ride lesson horses in my lessons, when I would do the most/highest jumping. That way, I could still learn how to ride a variety of different horses, and still enjoy a horse I own. I most likely won't move stables until collage, and abt that, I have found several collages in horse country/with boarding for students on premises. Also, I could find a horse that is safe but at a higher level that I am currently riding, so I might not outgrow it.
Oh, and a lot of people seem to be misunderstanding, I lease a lesson horse, the lease itself is $305 and I ride abt 3x/week w/out lessons, the lessons are $50/each, and I ride once a week, so $200/mo. Together, that is $505. The horse I used to lease was the one that was in lessons so much I cud barely ride, so I switched to this pony (the on in my avatar) and now ride 4x/week with lessons. Comprende?