By Patrick McCallister
For Veteran Voice
PALM CITY — Mark Updike got in a tiff with the law a couple years back. It was one of the best turns in his life, because the Marine Corps veteran got a chance to lift himself up from a string of disappointments. And he’s taking a bunch of rescued horses up with him. “I believe the horse has the ultimate birthright,” Updike said. “It was the most instrumental animal in the development of our country, and the world. They have a birthright, because they literally, on their backs, carried us and built this country.” Back to that legal tiff.