top of page

Backtracking from a Breakdown

How to take a step back and reboot.

We all experience those times in our life and with our horses when things begin breaking down and all of a sudden it feels like things are going to hell in a handbasket. Tensions and stressors keep piling up and before we know it the wires are crossed, something is disconnected and backfiring and we’re asking ourselves how did we get here?

For me it always seems to be a slow burn to ignition. One not so good ride, one tantrum thrown while lunging, catching problems the next day, consistent attitude and mare stares. Next thing I know, my horse and I are staring each other down, paused after a fight, frustrated and huffing and I'm asking myself how the hell did we get here?