Well getting my own horse isn't an option. I live in the city, board is ridiculous, and I can hardly afford lessons, never mind a horse. The horses at my barn won't go though. The owner doesn't like selling his horses, even the ones that aren't used so often by students. And X is his absolute favorite and from what I've heard he loves him too much to ever sell him. As an example, one of the school horses got injured (was being ridden by V) and she's now letting her rest, and wants to retrain her to be a dressage horse because her injury will never permit her to jump again without making things worse. The horse is a rather nice one, and V offered I think 15 or 20 thousand ( too much but anywho) and the BO said no. I don't know why, it's not like any student ever uses (or used) that horse, but I suppose he's got good reasons.
A ride a day keeps the worries away!