We’ve had dancing police officers. Now we have dancing police horses.
The New Orleans Police Department recently shared a video of Ace the horse doing the Cupid Shuffle. Ace side-steps to the music, does a few spins and displays some other fancy footwork in front a summer camp audience.
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The Cupid Shuffle is a social media favorite for NOPD. In 2016, NOPD’s “Wobble Cop” showed off his Cupid Shuffle skills during the Zulu parade.
Ace is 17 years old and has been a member of NOPD’s Mounted Unit since 2006. Officer Joseph Jones is Ace’s handler and they normally patrol the French Quarter.
Ace loves jazz music, according to NOPD, and his favorite treat is grain. He loves having his picture taken and he has mastered a special trick for the crowds, according to NOPD spokeswoman Danielle Miller.
“He stretches out his front legs and then pops back up almost as though he were taking a bow for his fans on Bourbon Street,” she said.
Ace is a Percheron thoroughbred gelding.
Carlie Kollath Wells is a morning reporter at NOLA.com and The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate.