2019 Readers’ Choice Awards: Legends Video of the Year

The year that was… in video form! Check out our most popular videos of 2019 and vote for your favorite of the year.

At the end of each December, we at Horse Nation like to look back on the year that was and highlight the articles, essays and videos that most inspired readers, triggered important conversations or had everyone rolling on the floor with laughter — and then let readers decide which one is deserving of the title of the Best of the Year.

Frankly, we have no idea how to choose the best video of the year… so it’s your turn to review our top six and decide for yourself! Vote in the poll below.

The nominees are…

Stop What You’re Doing Right Now & Watch: 2019 Budweiser Clydesdale Super Bowl Commercial Is Here

Originally published on January 23, 2019.

And then in 2016, Budweiser’s marketing strategy shifted — perhaps actual beer sales to weeping horsewomen weren’t the target demographic after all — and the Clydesdales took a bit of a backseat, at least as far as emotionally-gripping storylines and heart-wrenching music was concerned. The 2019 ad, just released as of this morning, appears to be following in that vein: no anthropomorphism, no riveting storyline… just those big, beautiful horses, doing what they do best.

Tap the screenshot to view the commercial:

Total Saddle Fit Tuesday Video: They See Me Rollin’

Originally published on March 26, 2019.

Craig Moore and his mustang D-Money look like they’re in good shape at the midway point of their Extreme Mustang Makeover. Trainers get 100 days to get their off-range horses well-broke and ready to compete at the Extreme Mustang Makeover, where the horses are then auctioned to ideally find great forever homes.

D-Money seems to have acquired some important skills, which Craig showcases here:

Total Saddle Fit Tuesday Video: One Mean Trick

Originally published on July 23, 2019.

We’ve all hidden behind a door, at the bottom of stairs or in a dark corner to scare our friends or siblings. After all, tormenting our siblings is our sole purpose on this earth, isn’t it? But to take the fun to the barn and scare our horses takes the joke to another level.

We all know horses are scared of two things: things that move and things that don’t move. In this video, adding the extra element of surprise to that list leaves this girl dancing with danger!

Tuesday Video: Show Dad

Originally published on September 17, 2019.

One of the greatest things about the horse community is the level of enthusiasm we see from riders’ “support staff.” Whether that support staff is in the form of friends or family, seeing them cheering for riders is heartwarming and really sums up how amazing our community can be.

Here we see horse show dad Michael Kervin supporting his young daughter, Randi Kervin.

Tuesday Video: One Cool Way to Mount

Originally published on October 22, 2019.

If you’ve ever tried to mount your horse from the ground using just the mane you know how difficult it can be, especially if you have a tall horse. This lad not only mounts his bareback and bridleless horse from the ground, but he adds a spin to the process — literally.

Tuesday Video: One Funny Act

Originally published on November 19, 2019.

This horseman depicts the all the common misbehaviors such as unwanted sidepassing, trotting in place and bolting forward. He even goes as far as demonstrating when your horse loses all control and starts running into other horses.

If only we could laugh at situations like these when they occur in real life.