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Man behind viral dinosaur video discusses passion for horseback riding

Michael Gascon, 26 of Poplarville Michael Gascon, 26 of Poplarville

He is talented skilled and Dino-mite.

Michael Gascon, 26 of Poplarville, made a viral video of himself riding his horse, Tito, in a T-Rex suit.

"I wanted to be the first person to make a video riding a Paso Fino and I’ve been working on it for about a year,” Gascon said.

The video has 2 million views on Facebook, but Gascon is known for more than just his goofy personality.

He is a championship horseback rider and comes from generations of horse trainers.

For Gascon, horseback riding has been part of his life since he was 4-years-old.

"Everyday I have more and more passion and fire," Gascon said. "I spend all day everyday on horseback.” 

Gascon also performs in front of audiences all around the country, and he shows off tricks hes taught Tito like jumping rope and kicking soccer balls.

“We go in a pitch black arena with a light suit on, he's been on movie sets, he’s just a well-rounded horse,” Gascon said.

At the end of the day, Michael said it is all about the bond he shares with his best friend, who has quite the personality.

"He's a diva, he knows he’s a movie star and he acts like it,” Gascon said.

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