February 25, 2015
'Blank Space' Horses: What It's Really Like To Work With Taylor Swift

The gorgeous horses from Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" music video revealed what it's really like to work with Taylor Swift. Well, their owner did anyway. The horses were featured in three scenes in the iconic music video. The Andalusian horses' names are Chico and Paco, according to Cambio.

The "Blank Space" horses are from Spring Fever Farm in Maryland. Diana Beuchert, Chico and Paco's owner, said she received a call asking for her horses to be featured in Swift's music video last September. This came as a surprise to Beuchert, who's been trying to her horses into the animal entertainment industry for several years.

"Three times over the last two years, I got offered a job, put in a bid, and I didn't get it," Beuchert said in an exclusive interview with the Associated Press. Since this was her "big break," the agent told her not to tell anyone about the "Blank Space" music video.


"She said, 'You cannot breathe a word of this to anyone; it's Taylor Swift and it's her music video. I just about dropped the phone."

Beuchert and her employee drove Chico and Paco in a horse trailer and began their six-hour journey to the "Blank Space" music video set. They arrived at Long Island, New York six hours later and then waited to be filmed. "We got there at 6:30 a.m. and we waited, and waited, and waited." Beuchert added that the first scene with the horses wasn't shot until 11 a.m.

In one shot, Swift rides Chico through the driveway of the Oheka Castle in Long Island, as Sean O'Pry rides Paco next to her. Beuchert remarked that Chico grew fond of Swift during this scene. "She was talking to him and petting him."


Swift was also filmed swinging an ax at a tree, and destroying the spot where she infamously carved her lovers' initials in the "Blank Space" music video. Although Swift was just acting, Chico, who was tied to the tree, was freaking out by her "violent outburst." Beuchert said, "When (Swift) started beating that tree, he was very upset."

The final scene was shot at 9:30 p.m. Swift entered the stage into a bedroom scene which featured Swift on the bed as Chico stood next to her. "Chico stood there bare naked for one hour while they shot (the) scene over and over," Beuchert said. "It was really interesting, but very tiring."

After filming ended, Beuchert eagerly awaited the release of the "Blank Space" music video. She still couldn't tell anyone that her horses were chosen to be in the video. "The most torturous part was waiting for the video to come out," Beuchert said.


Though the "Blank Space" music video was filmed three days in September, it wasn't released until Nov. 10.

Both the music video and single appear to be doing well. Over the Valentine's Day weekend, Taylor Swift sent her love "to all the lonely Starbucks lovers out there," joking about the commonly misheard lyric in the song, as reported on the Inquisitr. The singer got a response from Starbucks itself jokingly saying, "Wait, it's not?"

It sounds like lots of secrets are being revealed from the "Blank Space" music video. The massive Long Island mansion where the music video was shot was also mysteriously engulfed by flames on Jan. 28.

[Images: Taylor Swift/YouTube]