Equine therapy comes in many forms. Tucky had been a therapy pony for a long time. But the emotional and physical aspects of carrying that load can literally make you burn out. She was there. She needed a vacation. Behavioral problems became a danger to the kids and herd time and a change of scenery was the prescription. So here she came. Different approach, rest, buddies, bareback pads and a halter, did wonders. Oh, she will definitely let us know when she has reached her limit. She just stops. She pours out her heart, but puts on the brakes. How healthy is that! There are many folks who can learn from this old, wise mare, that even Jesus took breaks.
In 1 Kings 19, Elijah was done. Fried. He went into the wilderness and asked that he might die. An angel came and ministered to him. After telling God his troubles, God came to him in a whisper, and then a second time after hearing his plea, God sent help. God's mercy, loving-kindness, and rescue are available also to those helping to restore others. But we must stop, tell God, and let him take care of us.