Actually I was trying to be light hearted but maybe because of the serious matter of paying for a horse's keep, my choice of words could have been better. Too often the long term cost of keeping an animal which can live for 25 years or more is underestimated.
Down our way, partly because there is a race course close by, too many failed racing thorobreds get bought at auction for very little money and then afterwards the owner finds out just how much it costs to keep a horse. So the horse gets passed on if lucky or euthanaised iif unlucky.
If the owner is female especially one who holds down a fancy job and has a home to watch over, maybe even children to organise, then she won't have much time to play with the horse.
But if there were a partner (male or female) - who earned enough money to pay all the bills , then perhaps there would be enough money to put the horse in livery and have a cleaner to keep the house clean and leave over enough time to play with the horse. A horse costs in both money and time.
Sexism - no that's not what I meant to infer. I don't particularly care about the sex of the partner, I just don't want to see the cost of keeping the horse to be a justifiable reason to put the animal down.