If the cliché ‘Putting the cart before the horse’ had an organic life, it would have protested vigorously to mankind that we have used it beyond the point of redundancy. From the cleric to the swindler, the philosopher, the politician, the food seller, the macroeconomist, rich, poor - not a day passes that the phrase is not expounded as an adage to deal with a situation, however mundane. Even the poor horse referred to, is tired. This noble animal deserves much more than what we have ascribed to it for thousands of years: a beast of burden, an object of sport, and the B-character pun in a morality tale.
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