6 Stages of Halter Breaking a Stubborn Animal

6 Stages of Halter Breaking a Stubborn Animal

We’ve all had that one show animal that refuses to lead when you first start to break them before show season. You know the one – they fight back and stand their ground and when that does not work they just flop themselves down in protest. Here are the six stages you experience when breaking a stubborn animal.

Excitment

1.  Excitement
You have just picked out your show animal for the year and you are beyond thrilled to begin working with it so it is broke to lead by the first show of the year.

Confusion

2. Confusion
You had it all worked out that breaking your livestock to break would be easy, breezy this year but this one animal has a different idea. You tug and pull with all of your strength but they’re not having it.

frutration

3. Frustration
You want to cry, okay, maybe you do cry, and you constantly think of giving up and not even showing this year.

relief

4. Relief
There is a glimpse of hope as the animal starts to lead and follow, they might still be fighting but each time it becoming less and less.

elation

5. Elation
The animal is now leading with ease and you are the number one exhibitor…in the driveway, anyway.
 

passion

6. Passion
Your passion for showing livestock is back again as you walk into the first show of the year and know that you and your animal are going to rock the ring.

 

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