One of the members, NOT the one with the demon spawn, but the father of one of the other kids, went on a trail ride sponsored by a bar in town about 70 miles from us. It was the 26th.
From couple of pictures of past events there, basically a drunken brouhaha I imagine.
The man apparently decided to run his horse, whether racing another, (heard that) OR just decided to run full out, (ex wife said that) his horse hit hole/boggy spot/tripped, and went over, breaking its neck and killing it right there, mercifully.
Man knocked unconscious, refused ambulance when it showed up, (friends drug horse away so wouldn't upset him!) and then later decided he was in pain, and went to hospital.
He has 2 crushed vertebrae in neck and 2 in back apparently? Ex says "he broke his neck" but others said cracked things. Off work 6 months is what doctors said.
EVERY picture he has on FB he has Busch in hand, squatting on his horse's rump, or standing up full out. Every single one.
Horse was maybe 4, if that. Horse is dead because owner is a drunk and a fool.
Seems to be a family trait though, as on his dad's FB page, it says "beer, beer and more beer" which really looks good for a 60 year old man to have on there.
THIS is exactly why I refuse to trail ride with most people, and never will ride with someone who is drinking.