Horses are a wonder animal that massively contributed to making human civilization possible. They were first domesticated over 6,000 years ago. This was made easier because horses are herd animals: in effect, a human can become the leader of a herd of horses, strange though that might sound at first. These big, strong animals proved themselves incredibly useful in agriculture, transportation, and hauling heavy loads. More recently, they’ve found work in entertainment, policing, and even therapy. Horses are surprisingly intelligent, although claims they can do math are, so far as we know, greatly exaggerated. But would you ever guess that a horse might become a fan of Megan Trainor’s music?
Megan Trainor was born in Nantucket, Massachusetts in 1993 and has since rocketed to stardom. She got an early start: her songwriting career began when she was 11; she was 15 when her first album was released; and she signed with a record label at the ripe old age of 18. Just five years later, she earned her first Grammy Award. Trainor’s music has a distinctly retro flavor, much influenced by jazz, doo-wop, Frank Sinatra, Caribbean music, and 1950s music of all sorts. Empowerment of women and body image are important themes in her work. In fact, her 2014 hit “All About That Bass” promoted positive body image and self-acceptance. That song topped the charts in the United States and 20 other countries, sold 11 million copies, and became an internet sensation.
“All About That Bass” also became an unexpected hit in the stable. As you’ll see in the video posted below, there’s a horse that can’t get enough of the song. The horse’s owner does some dancing of her own and then tells the horse, “Back to you!” Words can’t do it justice, but let’s just say this horse leaves no doubt it can keep up with Megan Trainor’s beat!
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