A dancing horse recently went viral – and this time it’s not a dressage champion trotting to rave music at the Olympics or a horse enjoying a jelly-filled Dunkin ritual that helps him take his meds.
The impressive moves of the 2013 MKTO “Classic” bop came from a horse named Mitch and its owner, Jenny. The pair mimicked a popular TikTok dance challenge to their best horse riding abilities, including a bow, jump, and some cross footwork.
Take a look at their version of the dance, posted to @jomibaduja_jenny on TikTok:
â ?? ¬ Classic – MKTO
As one TikTok reviewer put it, “This high kick is hot!”
Mitch is a 15 year old Irish Cob, a breed known for its reliability and easy going nature. His trainer Jenny has been on TikTok and YouTube for a few years and has posted numerous videos under the pseudonym Jomibaduja, which is a mashup of the beginning of the names of his five horses: Joey, Mitch, Bae, Duke and Jack.
Thanks to Mitch’s dance moves, this video received 9.5 million views. On October 21, the horses and Jenny celebrated 100,000 followers (she now has over 164,000) with markings on the forehead and “Danke” (German for thank you) written on Bae’s side.
Horses sometimes act more like dogs, as shown in this YouTube video of Jenny and Bae doing a few tricks. Using her voice, gestures, and sometimes her entire body, Jenny makes Bae move in specific ways.
Jenny has been on TikTok since 2018, so she has participated in a few other TikTok challenges over time. These include a version of the horse kiss to the tune of Miya’s “Mua Mua” and more recently passing through the hand movements on DJ Noiz’s “Neon Moon” on horseback.
Additionally, she performed with Bae the Pony in Tokio Hotel’s “Here Comes the Night”.
â ?? ¬ Here Comes The Night – Tokio Hotel
(Jenny also did a version of “Classic” with two friends that her dog Yuri wanted to join in.)
You might not be a horse, but you can still learn this “classic” dance with video tutorials like this one from Learn to Dance on YouTube.
What do you think? Do you have the clogs for this?
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