Dance
Mini horse inadvertently upstages mom in viral dance challenge video
And just like that I now desperately need a mini horse in my life. And maybe some dancing skills too.
Jessica Adler
09.30.21

If you don’t know who Blanco Brown is, it may be forgivable. But, if you don’t know his now world-famous song, “The Git Up” then we’re just not sure what you’ve been doing with your life.

Inspired by his granny telling him to “Get up. Go do something productive in the world,” every day, Blanco dedicated the song to her for the advice she imparted that he still lives by today.

And Blanco Brown wants everyone else to live by his granny’s wisdom, too.

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The song took off for its catchy hip-hop and country style plus that catchy dance that anyone could follow. The lyrics tell you what to do.

There are countless videos out there of families, friends, and professionals in their respective fields dancing along that it’s become a trend for others to do the challenge.

It’s even gone viral in the animal world.

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No horsing around for this one. These mammals know how to get down when given the proper instructions.

They’re not some of the world’s most graceful animals for nothing.

The song starts with a funky beat with lines that go,

“Right now
I just need you to get real loose
Get comfortable
Grab your loved ones or grab your love partner
And if you’re by yourself no worries
Just follow after me”

Blanco wants all his listeners to have fun with this one, whether they walk on 2 feet or 4.

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How did the song come about?

Brown tells the story,

‘When I first got the track, my homie brought a lap steel to the studio, and I saw them messing around with it. I had never played the lap steel before, so it sounded horrible, as we can imagine. And I tuned it like I tuned my guitar over E and I made one chord bar fret and then I kind of made the loop. And then I added the beat boxing, the kick drums, the 808’s, the snares, the spoons, the tambourines. And after I got finished doing that, I was like, “The song is so joyful, I’ve got to make some lyrics that feel just as exciting.”

And with that, the world saw the birth of an internet star.

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You know you’ve got a true masterpiece on your hands when even horses want to groove to it.

These horses follow the steps really well, even moving to the beat as if they’re counting in their heads.

The training does not count if you think about it, as we humans need instructions before getting any dance!

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There’s a fair chance these horses are naturally gifted. But they clearly prefer Blanco’s hit.

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Those smaller horses are cute. They dance along with their human, moving left when Brown says so, and spinning at the right moment. They look super happy doing so too.

The song screams country influence. Something horses are naturally down with.

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I know of a few people who couldn’t dance if their life depended on it and yet these horses are moving to the music as naturally as most pros do.

It’s clear that horses were just born to dance.

Man and horse go way back, doing everything from work to war and anything in between. But it is only in our time that they’ve become internet stars because of their dancing. Not so bad at all.

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See these horses show off their fancy footwork in the video below!

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By Jessica Adler
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Jessica Adler is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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