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both the audiences and herself. “A lot of people get very upset because they feel empathy for things that happened, whether it’s abuse, grief, bereavement, bullying or whatever it is. We’ve even had big rufty-tufty blokes crying in the audience and then wanting to come up and give me a hug afterwards.” Throughout the show Horse skilfully mixes humour with tears to take the audience on a highly personal journey, which at times could have taken a completely different direction. “My whole life has been tainted by several sliding doors moments,” said Horse. “But, I am in a much happier place now. I’m married and there’s so much wonderful things happening. “At this point in my life I thought I’d be all dried up and in a different place altogether but I feel very creative and very lucky. “When I was young and was

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Profile for Scotland Correspondent

Scotland Correspondent issue 5