My husband likes horses, but hates how much they cost.
I had one horse prior to meeting my husband. When we started dating he decided he was going to buy one. I tried talking him out of it, but it didn't work. He had NO experience and really no understanding of how much they cost. We had fun for awhile and I thought I had a cowboy in the making! Then we got married. About 2 months into marriage he decided they were too expensive. My horse was 24 at the time and her arthritis was getting worse, and I was seriously considering retiring her...NOT GET RID OF HER. (Be VERY clear with your words when talking to a non- horsey husband.) He decided they were costing us too much money so next thing I know both horses are up for sale. Well, this didn't work with me. MY horse, the horse that was a part of my life before him, was not going anywhere. She was going to be RETIRED and enjoy the remainder of her life with me. He totally didn't understand that. In his mind, "you can't ride her, so what good is she? You just waste all this money on feed and supplements and vet bills." I was persistent though, and I won. Now she's 26 and enjoying herself, with me! He did end up selling his horse though...but somehow I convinced him to let me buy myself another one. I think he noticed how unhappy I was not being able to ride.
So now I have 2 horses. One to ride, and one to look at. I am starting to get into showing...which is interesting with my husband to say the least. The money is a big argument from time to time, and because of it we keep out finances separate. I pay for them. He pays for what he wants. We split the bills. As long as everything is paid for at the end of the month, all is well. It just gets to be a problem when he wants something out of the budget. Then it's the horses fault!