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Horse and rider have audience laughing during act
The horse also has some truly beautiful markings!
Jenny Brown
02.21.22

A comedian named Tommie Turvey put together a funny act for the 70th Annual Del Mar National Horse show in California.

The act involves his horse Pokerjoe, and it includes lots of hilarious moments.

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Horses are known for being strong, confident-looking animals.

Many have been featured in television shows and films as well, always majestic, always galloping with a hero or villain. And yes, they are beautiful as well as highly intelligent.

Pokerjoe takes a different approach. Choosing acting and comedy over the usual macho role, he has become well known and beloved by many for his amusing antics not normally seen in a horse.

Tommie arrives astride Pokerjoe, both looking dapper for their audience. They ride in with so much poise!

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Naturally, they start off with a salute. And when you look as handsome as these two are, you would give that salute with pride. After all, it’s a salute, what could go wrong?

Well… Tommie falls off, right under Pokerjoe who proceeds to give Tommie a kiss.

Hoping this horse brushed his teeth…

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Tommie manages to get out between his horse’s hind legs but not without some difficulty. He even loses his hat in the process.

Well, he finds it under Pokerjoe, and he might as well fix the saddle and put it back on the horse, right?

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Wrong. Tommie turns his back on Pokerjoe to dust off the horse saddle and as he is getting ready, his handsome horse decides to take time out. Pokerjoe slowly drops to the ground, stretching out as if to have a nap. Wow.

Tommie seems to get frustrated for a bit until he realizes he has an audience to please. Smile! He does everything he can to try and get the horse to its feet but ends up getting another minty kiss from his steed.

Pokerjoe, ever the entertainer, goes flat on his back and raises all four of his hooves in the air. Well, Tommie may as well have fun and roll with it.

He straddles the big horse’s chest, holds on to Pokerjoe’s front hooves.

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They do a little dance to the song “Cuban Pete”, sang and performed by the wonderful Jim Carrey from his 1994 film, The Mask.

Well after Pokerjoe had had his fun, he sits up, still trying to process what happened, deep in thought.

Tommie goes behind his horse, sits as well, and has a little meditation session of his own to the Jeopardy theme.

Finally, a little riding! At this point, the audience has done nothing but laugh and applaud what they were seeing.

But the horse had other ideas.

Tommie bounces off and what follows is a cat and mouse chase between a huge horse and a man in black. Tommie goes up and over to the audience’s side trying to get away from Pokerjoe.

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He manages to climb back down in a mad dash only to see the Breyer hot on his heels.

Tommie gets another kiss before managing to hide under the box. Pokerjoe gracefully climbs on as Tommie takes a peek around. Cue the Pink Panther!

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When they finish the act, Tommie gets off Pokerjoe to the cheers from the audience. Then, they ride away with Tommie facing Pokerjoe’s backside.

Check out the funny act below!

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Source: YouTube, Del Mar

By Jenny Brown
hi@sbly.com
Jenny Brown is a senior writer at Shareably. She is based in San Francisco and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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