Rafalca, the mare part-owned by Mitt and Ann Romney, competed in the Olympic dressage team event in front of Queen’s House in London’s Greenwich Park on Thursday morning. As Romney must know, training horses to perform can be a tricky business:

But it turns out that you don’t need to dress in top hat and tails to do dressage. Nor do you need to have an expensive German-bred dressage horse.

In fact, do you need a horse at all?

Because here’s what happens after the barn door closes.