My Neurotic Heart Horse

Mr. Neurotic may not be whom you’d expect. After all, he could easily be a worried horse husband or father, a fussy coach, or the nice guy at your local feed store who worries about you carrying bags of feed yourself. For me, Mr. Neurotic is a great big lug of a horse. He fell into my life the way animals so often do here – inadvertently. He was my responsibility before I’d even laid hands on him. I had no intention of ever living with him, but fates conspired and now I look out my window at his handsome self as I write this piece. It’s a good thing I wasn’t at the farm when he first arrived. Apparently he flew off the trailer, broke his halter and spent 20 minutes galloping around screaming. He started earning his moniker right then. He also had a wound that was developing…

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