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We have a problem,” says a bloke with several-days-old stubble on his face. The video with the ominous staccato music pans to two squat, riderless ponies racing toward the mountainous horizon with a lone figure chasing them. “Saddle’s gone. Horse’s gone. What do we do?” continues

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