As Soon As The Song 'Achy Breaky Heart' Comes On, This Horse Knows Exactly What To Do

July 05, 2017

Horses are some of the most amazing mammals. They are elegant creatures, full of mystery and wonder. Since the dawn of existence, people young and old marvel at the wonder that is a horse.

They walk around with such grace and poise, setting themselves apart from other animals. In the spring and summer, my father and I would frequently attend horse shows and rodeos. As a child, I was always completely mesmerized with horses and looked forward to these shows as if I was waiting for Christmas morning.


We would sit in amazement as we watched barrel racing, pole bending, showmanship classes, and show jumping. Occasionally, the horses would break away from the poised perfection in their disciplined classes and perform some pretty silly acts during an entertainment segment. This was always a definite crowd-pleaser! 

This horse in the video sure does know how to steal the show in the entertainment category! She finds her spot in the center of the riding arena and is accompanied by several dancers. As soon as her favorite song, “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus, begins to play over the stereo, that’s when the magic begins to happen.


The moment she hears the opening notes, she knows just what to do. She begins to step right in time with the beat and dance in perfect unison with the other dancers. As soon as the crowd sees this, they begin to go wild with excitement!

This skill can be credited to a horse’s brilliant mind, a keen sense of focus, and their uncanny hearing ability. While humans only have three ear muscles, horses have ten! This allows them the ability to rotate their ears 180 degrees and single out one particular thing in which to listen.

Check out the video on the following page to see her perfectly timed dance skills. It’s proof that this girl has got a great deal of patience and a good ear to listen follow the beat!


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