This case involves an elderly man who suffered severe injuries after being kicked by a horse. The man was on a recreational horseback riding trip at a ranch in South Carolina with his wife. During the trip, the horse in front of the man became defiant and stopped obeying the commands of its rider. The horse kicked back, shattering the man’s kneecap. In spite of surgery and physical therapy, the man was unable to fully recover from the injuries. It was later discovered that the horse in question was known to have aggressive tendencies, but was put to ride because the trip was overbooked.