WATCH: Video Of 'Horse Dancing' From Wilder's Inaugural Cinco de Mayo Event

May 9, 2016

Riders show off their "dancing" horses at the first annual Cinco de Mayo event in Wilder. The horses are highly trained and perform controlled movements that make it look like the animals are dancing.
Credit Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

Two days after the official holiday (which celebrates the 1862 Mexican victory over French invaders) the town of Wilder, Idaho came together for their first annual Cinco de Mayo party.

The agricultural town in Canyon County is largely Latino; last year the town became the first in the state to elect an all-Latino city council.

Dancers in bright dresses took the stage, and a mariachi band and "low-ride" cars were on display. The afternoon also included a display of Mexican "dancing horses," which took over the basketball court in the small town's park.

Check out their fancy footwork and controlled movements below.

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