Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South of No-where
To me husband horse is a large easy going horse that can set out in pasture for a while and is dust and go. Might be a bit big for kids to be comfortable on, but otherwise would be similar in temperament to a good kids horse.
Nothing against male riders and saying they can't ride something more challenging - the term is more to catch the attention of us wives who are looking for a horse for our husbands who wouldn't normally own a horse if it wasn't for our horse crazy nature. And our husbands wouldn't even own a horse then except for the fact that is the only way they get to spend time with us.
Now a man who wants to ride horses of his own accord wouldn't need a husband horse. So its not a sexist term, but rather a marketing term.
All I pay my psychiatrist is cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day!