Horses are one of those wonder animals that helped make human civilization possible. Because they’re herd animals, they’re readily domesticated. Basically, a human takes over the role of top horse. Perhaps in their own minds, horses find this a bit strange, but over 6,000 years of experience shows it works! After proving themselves immensely useful in agriculture and haulage, horses have gone on to have roles in entertainment, police work, and even therapy. They’re smart animals, even if claims they can do math are a bit exaggerated. But would you ever guess that a horse might enjoy Megan Trainor’s music?
Born in Nantucket, Massachusetts in 1993, Megan Trainor has enjoyed a rapid rise to stardom. Music runs in her family and she showed an interest at an early age, beginning her songwriting career when she was 11. She released her first album when she was all of 15 and was signed with a label by the time she was 18. Five years later, she earned her first Grammy Award. Her music has a distinctly retro flavor. Jazz, doo-wop, Frank Sinatra, Caribbean music, and 1950s music, in general, were all influential. Female empowerment and dealing with body image are frequent themes in her work. And indeed, her 2014 hit “All About That Bass” has promoted positive body image and self-acceptance as its theme. The song topped the charts in the United States and 20 other countries and sold over 11 million copies. It’s become a hit on the internet. Unexpectedly, it’s also a hit in the stable.
In the video we’ve posted below, you’ll see a horse that can’t get enough of “All About That Bass.” The horse’s owner does some dancing and then tells the horse, “Back to you!” It’s impossible to do this justice with a description, but suffice it to say, the horse can keep up with the beat!
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