Police horses have a seriously important job. Not only do they give officers increased height and visibility, but they are often at the frontline for potentially dangerous situations such as riots and large-scale protests. A good police horse has to be brave, calm, and have quick reactions – skills that not even a lot of us humans could master!
In saying that, although police horses have incredibly important jobs, first and foremost they are a pet. Police horses still require the love, attention, and entertainment that any other horse would.
So when a police officer and his horse came across a live jazz band playing out on the street, they couldn’t resist stopping to join in the party.
Someone managed to capture the whole thing on camera, where it was shared on YouTube by Antoinenaccache. Before long, the video had been viewed by 288k people all over the world, and it still continues to spread joy to this day.
The beginning of the clip shows the jazz band performing a catchy musical number. They have already drawn up quite a crowd, and people are dancing along to the music as the officer and his horse approach.
The music really makes you want to get up and dance – and the horse is no exception to this! As he and the officer draw nearer, they both begin to boogie.
If we had to place an estimate on the type of dancing the horse is doing, we’d pretty confidently say that he’s been trained in salsa. He does some impressive two-stepping in time to the beat before making the crowd go wild with a couple of spins and kicks.
The horse’s fancy footwork is contagious, and before long the whole crowd is two-stepping backward and forwards in time with the horse. You simply can’t help smiling as you watch this video.
This horse might be at work, but that doesn’t mean that he can’t have a good time whilst on duty! And it’s good to let your mane down every now and then- so to speak.
Although the horse is the clear star of the show, we also have to give a shoutout to the officer who perfectly executes his horse’s dancing and even joins in with a couple of dance moves himself!
Apparently, Louisiana is a state known for its good vibes, and one person shared in the YouTube comments:
“I can see now why people from Louisiana love their state so much. What a fantastic scene! The music, the dancing… I love the way the officer never loses composure during the whole thing, he really just lets his horse be the real performer.”
“Only in New Orleans!!! Thank you so much for posting! The most unique city in our country!! Fabulous food, music, history and the friendliest people on earth!!”
A final person said:
“This is just amazing. I always hear New Orleans is a place like no other. Video confirms!”
After watching this joyful video, we suddenly fancy a trip to New Orleans. Watch it for yourself below!
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