"it is too late.... the horse has bolted" --
I don't think the horse bolted. He was shot in the head by a corporate bean counter to save on horse feed.
Next day when a horse was needed the bean counter rented a smaller foreign model "horse", (actually a big dog). Then he worked the dog to death.
The dog couldn't carry as much as the horse so profits went down, not even money there get a new dog - so the bean counter got a litter of puppies.
No one would take the puppies seriously so he had to call them interns.
They are not as smart as the dog or as strong as the horse but they will work for free. Being puppies they can't do much useful but they and the bean counter still need to eat.
So the bean counter sold the barn in a declining market to save his investors (who all took a bath).
As our story ends everyone is dead, broke, homeless or hungry.
EXCEPT the old dude who wisely invested in a sailboat when he saw the bean counter get his gun.