Thursday, August 9, 2012

horse dancing, WHAT?!!!

this is the bloody funniest thing i have EVER seen!

7 comments:

mom said...

was that rap really what the horse danced to, or was that backgrounded for the video, in any case, if i die and go to heaven, i hope it is horses, there, as angels, bc they are the most glorious of all the animals. lvoe, mom

Keith said...

i have never seen anything like this...pretty remarkable they can train a horse to do that.

hannah said...

i love the commentators during it
so serious
and the way the guy throws his hat at the end, classic

evergreen said...

haha, awesome, i love the song

Hanser said...

Well, on a positive note, it is really cool that whomever put this together was able to find a song that so perfectly matched the horses movements. Unless, of course, the video play speed was manipulated.

on a negative note, I remain unimpressed with dressage (spelling?) as a sport, both from a human athletic perspective (which, in my estimation, requires minimal athletic ability) and then question the humans rights in training these animals to do their will and likely forcing them to behave in a completely unnatural manner that is completely counter to their evolution. This is interesting, because dogs, for example, were apparently specifically bread to want and need to be around humans and to please humans. I am quite certain that the same does not hold true for equine, no matter the breed.

dr pax said...

i read up a bit about it on wikipedia b/c i just couldn't believe it was real when i glanced upon it on the olympics. everyone was so serious and i was cracking up! (btw, i thought the hip hop was real for this video... now you think i'm dumb, but are you sure it's not? my friend did, too, and that's what is so funny about it... it would be surprising, though!) anyway, dressage is considered to be the ultimate or near so in equestrian athletics. dating back to the days of yore (renaissance), it is meant to develop the skills necessary for a horse to become excellent for riding. part of what they look for is lack of apparent effort on the part of the rider. don't know if it's athletic or not, but i think it takes more work than it appears...

Frits said...

good questions. i kind of agree with hans on this one. whats next throwing frisbees to dogs. it is a competition but is it olympic worthy. elephant training maybe. as far as unhealthy for the horse...nah.