“Prancercise,” the exercise program based on the various movements of horses, has gone viral on YouTube. According to a May 30 article on the Daily Beast, Joanna Rohrback’s equine-like exercise program “Prancercise” was actually created in 1989, but it has just now caught on. Part of the popularity of the YouTube Video is that people find it funny, but Rohrbak is perfectly O.K. with the fact people are laughing at her.
Do you remember the fancy choreography of the dressage horses in the Olympics? (You may recall that Mitt Romney’s wife Ann owned a horse that was competing.) You can watch the attached video showing Rohrback doing a similar movement that appears to be the core of “Prancercise.”
The program allows the participant to revert to childhood days of pretending they are riding a horse, galloping and prancing with music, if desired. The whole “Prancercise” thing is kind of odd, but if someone had the courage to be seen in public doing these moves, it could be very freeing!