I am quite ignorant of the equestrian events that take place at the Olympics. The only ones I’ve seen involved horses going round a circuit and jumping over various fences with the scoring depending on how cleanly the horses did the jumps and the time taken.
I also knew that there was an event called ‘dressage’ but had no idea what it was. It turns out that the Romneys are sponsors of a horse that is likely to quality for the London Olympics and Stephen Colbert took the occasion to describe what this event is like. The alternative title of ‘horse ballet’ pretty much describes it.
(This clip appeared on June 12, 2012. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report outside the US, please see this earlier post.)