My link with horses, it is my woman who rides since her childhood, and my two daughters have the same passion.
I don't ride a lot, and very badly (laugh), and a little anecdote, once I did an 'adventure raid' on the Reunion island. The guy at the barn asked me ""do you know how to ride?"", so I answered calmly 'oh yes of course!', but in fact not at all!
So the man wanted to be nice and gave me the taller horse, one of his best ones, but told me 'be careful, when we will cross the road because he loves to canter behind the cars!'. But he helped me and it ended well.
In my family, there are two sides: girls ride, and boys don't, my son is like me, he doesn't ride.