Horses are my main recreational activity.
My typical weekday goes
5:30-5:45 browse through email while fully waking up
5:45-6:15 dress, get ready, make a sandwich for lunch
6:15-6:30 drive to work
2:30-2:45 change clothes, leave work
2:45-3:30 drive to barn
3:30-5:30 ride, groom, etc
5:30-6:15 drive home
6:15-10:00 whatever else
That's nearly 4 hours left over for cooking, emails, cleaning, web browsing, etc. I'm even working on my master's degree in that time, as well as practicing the piano. Sometimes I lose an hour of that due to working an extra hour, but it still leaves me with 3 hours. I can also shorten my time at the barn if necessary.
If I had to work a standard 8-5 job without flex hours, then I'd do most of the cleaning, emails, etc in the morning before leaving for the office, or else I'd stay up later and get up later in the morning.
Weekend schedule is generally something like
6:00-8:00 stuff around the house - cleaning, emails, etc
8:00-8:30 drive to the barn (yeah, it's about 15 minutes faster on weekends)
8:30-12:00 ride, groom, etc
12:00-1:00 drive home and stop at grocery store to get what I need for the week
1:00-10:00 whatever else needs to be done
So that's 11 hours to do whatever else I need each weekend-day, although if it was a particularly hard ride or hot day I might lose 2-3 of those hours to a nap.
It helps that I board, so I don't have to do all the barn chores myself - although if I only had ~2 horses and my own property, I probably could just convert the driving time into chore time and be about the same.