Authorities in Florida said they arrested a man accused of allegedly trying to shoot his horse for bucking him off as he tried to ride drunk.

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The Levy County Sheriff's Office said Lonnie Wilkerson, 64, of Chiefland was riding his horse down a road around 11 p.m. Monday after drinking vodka when the animal bucked him off its back.

Wilkerson, who was holding a 40-caliber pistol, fired off several shots at the horse, but all of them missed.

Wilkerson was treated for minor injuries from his fall and jailed on a charge of using a firearm while under the influence of alcoholic beverage.