I've been told by non-horse people that owning a horse is a waste of money. They say things like "Think of everything you could be doing with all that money you spend on your horse! You could sell him and buy this and that and..." Blah blah blah... Trust me. I know how much money I spend on my horse. I know I could do other things with the money but I wouldn't be "better off", my life would be so empty if I didn't have my horse.
It's a horse owner thing, you wouldn't understand.