I guess I need to explain more 6 months I had 3 lessons a week for 45 mins each and now for the last 2 months I have 2 lessons a week so that makes me like 66 hours of ridding.
The reason is why I want to buy a horse is that I just cant think of anything else except horses I am so hooked and cant find the right people to talk to about them-
Are they only riding lessons or do they teach you ground work (to gain respect from your horse) , lunging and stable management?
If it is only ridden lesson you need to gain some experience in lunging (will be very practice skill to know), you need to know how to care for your horse (health, feed, tack, mucking out, etc)
I've bought my horse after one year of private lessons and going on a lot of hacks, horsey holiday (full days in the saddle) , I have part loaned two horses in that time.
I have ridden a least 25 different horses in the first year.
I have to admit, it would have been better if I had waited maybe another year before purchasing my first horse. I still have weekly lessons with my horse but being a novice rider I have thought some bad habits (by not being absolutely consistent) to my horse so we have regressed and I am working hard to get back to where I want us to be (which is basic walk-trot-canter and some small jumps). It took a year of had work to work out what to do when he was napping when going out on our own...he still naps but I now know what to do. His napping was basically turn back and canter back home, going backward, bucking (more recently when I use my crop), no moving at all,etc He will try everything, the only thing he has not tried yet is rearing. When you have your horse you have to work through those issues.
I lot of people would have decided to sell their horse at that point but I know the problem is me and not my horse...my horse requires a confident rider or he will take advantage.
I think your next step is looking at part loaning a horse, you will see if you can really put the time into if and you will gain more experience.