A moonwalking Shetland pony named Socks is taking the internet by storm. The tiny horse’s rendition of Michael Jackson’s signature move would surely have made the King of Pop smile. The four-legged star is featured in a United Kingdom commercial for a mobile internet firm.
The viral video of the moonwalking Shetland pony quickly attracted more than three million views on YouTube. The dancing horse named Socks moves in perfect time with Fleetwood Mac’s “Everywhere” song. Some skeptic viewers of the moonwalking viral video question whether or not the entire scene was the result of computer generation.
Mari Williamson, who co-operates the Benson stud farm with her husbands, staunchly maintains the moonwalking Shetland pony video is indeed real. The couple care for and train the pint-sized ponies on the island of Shetland in Scotland. Williamson also noted that Socks is treated just like a celebrity, thanks to Bjoern Larson, a personal hairdresser.
Larson tirelessly attached more than 40 hair extensions into Sock’s flowing mean each day of his commercial filming session. Williams noted that the moonwalking Shetland pony loves attention and is extremely outgoing. Socks’ amicable personality was the primary reasons he was chosen to appear in the commercial.
Don’t expect the dancing pony an overblown sense of self anytime soon; he is happily unaware of his fame and is keeping all four hooves planted firmly on the ground. Fans of the moonwalking Shetland pony can create a virtual dancing horse of their very own.
The dancing horse video’s popularity got a huge boost when thousands of Twitter users passed around the link and commented on the adorable Shetland pony. At least a few posters from the United Kingdom made jokes about the tiny horse turning up as Lasagna on someone’s dinner plate in reference to the ongoing horse meat scandal.
The Ponymixer app lets users customize their own equestrian star. The fantasy app also comes complete with a plethora of celebrity accessories. Users can add flashing paparazzi cameras, horse mane and saddle adornments, and even screaming fans.
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