Stephen Colbert Tackles Dressage in the Saddle


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What….is it? It’s always one of the first questions non-horse people ask about dressage.

Comedian/journalist Stephen Colbert is back in the Olympic Dressage spotlight as the three-day eventing wrapped up in London on Tuesday.

This time Colbert went to former Olympian and current U.S. Olympic dressage coach Michael Barisone’s farm in New Jersey to learn more about dressage and to perhaps try to help Barisone make it more “mainstream.”:

Horse mosh pit everyone? Barisone shot it down, explaining dressage was meant to showcase the horse’s fluid movements. And I’m not sure how Barisone can keep a straight face throughout the interview, especially with Colbert’s chair dancing and ideas of an equine “Dirty Dancing

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