A Shropshire man who fell from his horse while out on a hunt has died in hospital four days after the accident.
Friends of Mr Slater said his life was centred around horses and hounds
Mike Slater, 49, was airlifted to hospital with a spinal injury after the accident in Norton in Hales, Market Drayton, on Saturday.
He was riding on a legal trail hunt with the North Staffordshire Hunt, his family and friends said in a statement.
Mr Slater ran Aston Manor Liveries with his wife Debbie. He died in hospital in Staffordshire on Wednesday.
He had been involved in another riding accident in 2003, but made a full recovery.
Mrs Slater said: "Mike was a wonderful human being, who touched the lives of so many people."
She added: "Mike's death is absolutely heartbreaking, but he would have wanted us to stay as positive as possible, to celebrate his life rather than mourn the loss."