A horse is basically one of the most majestic and beautiful creatures to grace this planet. But even the most regal of humans or animals still want to cut loose every once in a while. That’s where Cheeky the horse comes in with a fun-loving dance set to “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor. Cheeky, the well-loved equine companion of a young woman named Emma jones, didn’t start out life as a fun-loving Internet sensation. As Emma explains,
Cheeky is an ex racehorse originally from Ireland. He came to me in March 2013 where I started schooling him to become a riding horse. He’s a very talented boy, came 1st in his first dressage test and 2nd in his first “racehorse to riding horse” class which qualified us for the local championship.
Cheeky has a massive heart and such a great character! He certainly lives up to his name! The video was taken on 20th September 2014, and within 5 days of being on Facebook reached over 14 million likes. We are overwhelmed with the response we have had, so we now have a page set up so I can share more of his funny moments for his fans to enjoy.
Sadly, Cheeky passed away in 2015, leaving Emma heartbroken. She still continues to post to Cheeky’s fan page every so often, to celebrate and commemorate the friendship they had together and the horse that continues to entertain us.
Whereas many “domesticated” animals are loving and loved, few are able to achieve the kind of “peer” status that horses and their people share with one another.