Take a break from horses? Why? Or, maybe more important, How? My boy is boarded 7 miles from my house. It is a 15 minute drive...23 if I time it wrong and go when the school buses are on the road. My car could probably drive itself there at this point. I'm either getting ready to ride, or I'm riding, or I've just finished riding...or I'm thinking about the next time I'm going to go riding. Or, maybe, it's one of Huey's Vacation Days and I'm just grooming him and playing around a bit.
It doesn't go away. "Horsie" was one of the first words I learned. I spent my teenage years as a barn rat. Then I spent 20 years taking trail rides now and then because I did not have enough time or money to ride for real. Every time I went on a trail ride, I fell right off the wagon and had to go through Horse Withdrawal again, every single time.
Now I have Huey. I do not go to see him every day, but on the days that I do not go to see him, I miss him.
Good luck "taking a break". Hahahahahah If your family is not Horse People, and I know they are not because if they were they would not be talking any nonsense about "taking a break" - they will probably not ever really understand this. Closest thing is they will come to understand that things are *different* for you, and accept that. But no, they won't understand it properly.