Barry this gave me hope since unfortunately I have to leave my horse for a year due to family stuff, though he is in absolute wonderful hands. Reading your thread, it was like you were describing the journey I had with my horse, down to the anxious troubled mind and having to be there on a daily basis just to let him know that he wasn't alone and he has a meaningful life and not everyone out there is out to get him.
I'm glad someone out there understands. Thanks
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