That's why I want to do a lease, to get more experience. You can't learn anything about horses except how to ride, groom, and tack up at lessons. And I've tried volunteering at a couple places, but most don't really need help and because of the economy they want money for lessons, not a work exchange. And probably since you've owned horses since you were 5, you don't really realize exactly how lucky you are or what it's like not to have any horse connections or have parents that don't particularly care about horses. Everything I've ever had to do with horses I've had to pay for myself.