2017 Goals: Vinnie the Mini Will Help You Get in Shape This Year

Posted by Paige Cerulli

If you want to get fit this year, Vinnie the Mini might be the cutest and most unusual workout partner ever. 

Is your New Year's Resolution to get in better shape? Then we've found the perfect workout partner to help you on your way. You see, Vinnie the Mini loves working out, but finds it a whole lot easier when he has a partner to help him. Could you be this miniature horse's new gym buddy?

Vinnie the Mini is pretty darn adorable, even without the subtitles to tell us just what's going on in this commercial. We still get the message, though - working out is better with a buddy.

Check out this adorable commercial.

As riders, it's incredibly important for us to be in good physical shape. After all, we ask a lot of our horses, and we consider our horses athletes. We need to consider ourselves athletes, too. If we're weak or unsteady, we make things more difficult for our horses. On the other hand, if we're fit and up to the challenge of riding, we can actually help our horses.

But getting into shape doesn't have to just consist of working out at the gym. Try some cross training, like going out for a run, swimming laps at your local pool, or taking your bicycle out for a spin. Riding your horse himself is a good workout, too. Incorporate lots of work without stirrups or in two-point to really get your muscles working.

The fitter you are, the better and more effective a rider you can be. Show season will be coming up soon, so now is the perfect time to start getting into shape.

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2017 Goals: Vinnie the Mini Will Help You Get in Shape This Year