I reckon that riding a horse in a drunken state was a common occurrence 150 years ago. I also reckon that it happens more often than we hear about it right now. Here is a tale of a modern-day riding under the influence (RUI) violation.
The cowboy, Patrick Neal Schumacher, appears to be a real horse’s patoot! The 45-year-old from Colorado Springs, Colorado was arrested by University of Colorado police after being spotted riding his horse down the middle of the street and swerving onto sidewalks in downtown Boulder, Colorado on September 9th.