I'm in a similar boat. I partially lease a horse, but that's certainly not the same as having one. And he's 25 minutes away, so I have to make that commute five days a week to work there so I can ride him three days a week.
I'm absolutely dying to have a horse of my own that I can do what I want with and not have to worry all the time about what I can and can't do, what could happen, etc. But I'll be graduating high school in the spring, and I'm not sure what I'll be doing. I could be staying here for college or heading to Australia, and I don't wanna buy a horse with such a possibility ahead of me. If I end up staying here, though, first thing I'm going to do is buy a horse. I've already picked out the one I want and everything. It's kinda pathetic. :(