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VIDEO: Lexington Police Department puts Kentucky twist on “running man challenge”

The Lexington Police Department put a Kentucky twist on a viral video trend that has taken social media by storm.

The “running man challenge” began with two Maryland basketball players in March, Sports Illustrated reports. Since then, groups across the country have been taking up the dance challenge set to the 1996 Ghost Town DJs song My Boo.

During a staff meeting a few weeks ago, the idea for the Lexington version came up when someone mentioned the video made by the City of Miami Police Department. But officers wanted to make the video unique to Kentucky, police spokeswoman Brenna Angel said.

They decided the department’s mounted unit was up to the task, so several of the horses joined in on the dance.

The video posted on the department’s Facebook page had been shared more than 13,000 times as of 10 p.m. Monday.