Horses and Entire Stable Win Social Media Mannequin Challenge

Posted by Paige Cerulli

When an entire stable takes on the Mannequin Challenge, they totally amaze us and win the challenge, hands-down. 

Thinking of doing the Mannequin Challenge? After seeing this video, you may give up - an entire stable took on the challenge. And, as far as we're concerned, they won. Not only did riders take part, but somehow they got their horses on board with the idea of holding still, too.

The Mannequin Challenge is the latest trend sweeping the nation. Supposedly it began with a single video of kids holding perfectly still in awkward positions. Almost overnight the challenge grew to a nation-wide movement. Schools, sports teams, and even colleges are taking on the Mannequin Challenge, trying to find the most outrageous and unexpected situations to freeze in time during the video.

But as crazy as some of these videos are, we think this riding team's video might just be the best.

We have to give it up for the Sacred Heart University Equestrian Team - they took on one of the most difficult challenges: getting horses to stand still. Horses, by nature, are almost always in motion. They're chewing, shifting their weight, bobbing their heads, yawning, and twitching their skin to get rid of flies.

Were the horses in this video incredibly well-trained, or was it just a bit of luck to catch the horses when they all happened to be relaxed and content? We may never know.

But one thing's for sure: If you're going to take part in the Mannequin Challenge, you'll have to one-up this video. And that's no small feat.

Do you remember the Mannequin Challenge wave? Tell us in the comments below. 

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Horses and Entire Stable Win Social Media Mannequin Challenge