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Video catches hip hop horse

Meet Joseph – the horse who likes to dance to American hip hop.

A hilarious video shows a horse bop to the popular ‘Thrift Shop’ song by Macklemore.


The Clydesdale bobs its head and sways to the music as the cameraman fails to control his laughter.

The animal, who appears to be thoroughly enjoying the tune, even has its mane covering its eyes, making it look extra “gangsta”.

The horse bobbed and swayed to the music
The horse bobbed and swayed to the music


The song includes lyrics such as “I’m gonna pop some tags”, “About to go and get some compliments”, “John Wayne ain’t got nothing on my fringe game” and “I wear your grandad’s clothes, I look incredible”.

It was released in 2012 and quickly rose to the top of the charts. It appeared in popular films such as Pain & Gain and The Internship.

The film was taken by 20-year-old Alex Paine whilst out for a walk in the countryside near Durham.

The video was taken by Alex Paine
The video was taken by Alex Paine


He said: “I just came across this horse which seemed to dance to the music on my phone.

“I’ve got no idea who he belongs to or whether he does this on a regular basis. I just made up the name Joseph – I thought it suited him.”

In 2013, another dancing horse proved extremely popular in the UK. An advert showed a shetland pony moonwalking along a cliff to the Fleetwood Mac song ‘Everywhere’, which went viral and had 4 million YouTube views within a week.

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