As the saying goes... Different courses for different horses.
If we were all the same and all had the same interests/mindsets the world would be aboring place. I love my horses, but I no longer see them daily. Kids and work have put a stop to that. The sad thing is that I work full time with horses, but I don't get to see my own daily.
As for riding, thats something that is quite time consuming; some day you will find yourself in the position to race against the clock to get horse tacked up, ridden and put away before a baby wakes up from a nap :) With my daughter I had this task mastered down to a fine art; but it didnt take long for the "cling" of the gate at the yard opening, to instantly wake her up and have her excited to be out with the horse and me. This limited my riding to how long she was content to sit in a buggy, which sometimes may only have lasted 15 minutes.
I will never have a life outside horses, I'm darn near 30 so thats not going to change now, but circumstances will change and I know right well I am going to have periods of my life where it is just not do-able to have a horse.
Stop for a minute, open your mind, learn. You may not agree with what I say, I may not agree with what you say but we will both learn something new.