Joining in late - but I am very lucky my Boyfriend understands my "horsey lifestyle". It makes me happy and he likes to see me happy, he even asks to come to the barn with me and ride with me! His mom is a horse person so he understands how we are lol.
Previously relationships ended due to my horse.. Yes, I am going to go to a horse show, if you want to come and support me, awesome, if not then okay but I won't come watch you do what ever makes you happy.... Or I would get the question "Who comes first, me or your horse?" Obviously my horse, he doesn't argue with me or hurt my feelings, my mom always told me my horse is the only boy I need... anytime I was hurt, go and hug my horse and everythings better.