I had a horse when Honey Darling Precious and I got married. 6 months later I lost my job in economic downturn of the early 80's. Horse went to my brother in law. I was a sahm for years then went to work as the kids got older. Three and a half years ago I told HDP I was getting another horse (mind you, the man golfs, loves to play blackjack at the casinos, has a 2003 100 Year Anniversary Harley Davidson Heritage Softail at the time and now has a pool table and plays pool tournaments) and he said No
Yeah...I wasn't asking sweet cheeks....I was just letting you know what I was going to do.
He had a few hissies but went with me looking for a horse. A few more hissies but he rode Red more than me at first. I bought him a horse 5 months later and we now ride together. We go horse camping with a group every month but I pay for all horsey expenses and spend way more time with the horses than he does.
Horses are NEVER going anywhere ever again. I was without them for 26 years and NEVER stopped wanting one.
If he still had a problem with it, it would be HIS problem and I wouldn't make it mine. My horses are my only "indulgence" and not one that I am giving up no matter what!!!