to protect him from the storm, they allowed a horse into a local book store. this was not the best idea. not for the horse. and certainly not for the book store.
the horse, albeit happy to be out of the storm, was claustrophobic. being caught in such fine quarters exacerbated his condition. this lead to some rather unfortunate frothing and kicking.
the book store suffered from both the frothing and from the kicking. the romance novels are, to this day, still not recovered from the incident.
in effect from that incident on, no horses are permitted into book stores.