The Prodigy‘s Keith Flint has reportedly taken up fox hunting.
The frontman has “embarked on a new life as a country gent and been spotted riding out with his local hunt” in Essex according to the Daily Mail.
Late last year Sport Minister Tracey Crouch declared that “fox-hunting is a pursuit from the past” that should be “consigned to history”. The sport was banned in the UK in 2005.
Flint is reported to have invested in several hunting horses with a source telling the paper that his “enthusiasm for the sport is the talk of Essex hunting circles.”
The musician rode one of his horses, Captain Black, in a hunter trial race in October, where he finished in sixth place. “He keeps his horses with one of the bigwigs on the local Essex hunt, who lives just up the road from the pub,” the source added.
Away from music, Flint owns 18th-century style pub The Leather Bottle in Essex. The pub was purchased and renovated in 2014. He declined to comment when approached by the Mail regarding the fox hunting reports.
The Prodigy released their latest album ‘The Day Is My Enemy’ in 2015.
Despite their continued success, The Prodigy recently claimed that their 25 year-strong career could be drawing to a close, discussing the possibility of retirement for the first time.