When I first met up with my husband, he was a NON horsey person from NY. He was always supportive of my hobby (obsession) and gave me free rein to ride when I wanted.
It was many years (9+ yrs) before I got him on a horse and he has never looked back. He enjoys every minute of trail riding and the togetherness we share on the trail.
He also hits the trails by himself and finds it very theraputic from all the hussle and bussle of the work week. (this is what keeps me sane, HORSES)
As for my kids, the boys enjoyed the horses when they were young but now its all about dirt bikes, friends and careers, my daughter is my little horse nut (just like mom
I understand when they were young, it was hard to manuver the time around to enjoy the horses and my family but well deserved once it all came together.