Horse Health

Prancercise Is Back With New Moves

Source: Yahoo Health, story by

“Hey Guys;  It’s ‘Feel Good Sunday’ and today we have something that my delightful co-editor and VP of WHFF, somewhat, strong-armed me into posting as your goodie for the day.  ‘You gotta run this on Sunday’ was the message from Deb so being that I am used to getting nudged about by boss mares (I have no hair on my back-side from being nipped so much)…it is here.  But please be assured, I am NEVER going to do this in public, NEVER!!! (In fact, I don’t think I will even do it in private)  Keep the faith and enjoy.” ~ R.T.

“develop some fitness straight from the heart.”

Prancercise Lady is back! The woman behind the workout sensation that draws inspiration from a horse’s gait, Joanna Rohrback, recently released “Official Prancercise®Fitness with Passion,” part two to her viral fitness hit. The original Prancercise Fitness Workout video has been viewed more than 10,000,000 times.

Despite how kooky Rohrback’s exercise tips seem, she might actually be on to something. Her signature moves, which include “the prancercise gallop” and “the prancercise box,” combine cardio and arm movements that work the entire body. And a new addition seen in the latest video doesn’t just mimic the massive creatures, she actually runs alongside some horses.

Joined by Victor Cutino, president of horse sanctuary Peaceful Ridge Rescue, the pair attempts to “develop some fitness straight from the heart.” Interestingly, close equine interaction has actually been shown to help mental health patients. In fact, horse counseling is a growing trend in psychotherapy for patients with PTSD, grief, depression, substance abuse, autism, and anxiety.

Rohrback’s rhymes and eccentricity might make for a good laugh, but Prancercising is totally serious.

12 replies »

  1. Haha I agree Barbara, now these wonderful Creatures are helping and showing us how to keep fit, their contributions never Stop do they ????? God Bless the Horses !!!!!!!


    • And here is a video of why we love horses—

      If God made a more perfect or beautiful animal than the horse, he kept it for himself.


  2. Love the horses. I’d be somewhat self conscious to prance/dance/trot on our public walking track though it really looks like fun.


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