A woman has introduced a new exercise craze called "Prancercise," which mimics the gait of horses, Cultist reported.

Florida resident Joanna Rohrback wrote a book on her unique fitness routine and released a video.

Rohrback described her routine as "a springy, rhythmic way of moving forward, similar to a horse's gait and is ideally induced by elation."

She created the program in 1989, but her video wasn't released because of a copyright infringement on the music that she used. Last year, she created a new video that fits the times and uses public domain music.

Rohrbackhe likes to include her own rhythmic rhymes such as "cut the noose, and let it loose with the Prancercise gallop."

"It's really important because everything has rhythm. And rhyme makes rhythm out of words," she said.


Rohrback developed a "female condition" in the early 2000s that wasn't operated on, the illness kept her from exercising for ten years. Since she couldn't remain active the project had to be put on hold.

"When I spoke with publishers, they wanted guaranteed market demand but I was doing everything by myself," she said. "No support, no husband, nothing. That made it like Mt. Everest so, rather than be depressed, I shelved it for several years."

During her hiatus from trotting, Rohrback got her degree in Health Administration, she then worked as a social worker for the state.

"Boring!" Rohrback said. "That was for four years. I did every job under the sun while working towards my dream. Cocktail waitressing, you name it. When you're one person without connections, it's hard to do."

After years of practicing a natural healing regimen, Rohrback was able to Prancercise again at the age of 61. She even Prancercised a five kilometer Turkey Trot.

Rohrback has surprisingly never run alongside a horse, but she admits that it is her dream. She is against riding horses, and her exercise imitates a horse's gait, not riding one.

"I'm totally against horse racing and against all that, let the horse enjoy its free will," she said.