Dressage, the horsemanship competition at the Summer Olympic Games, has recently received a boost in notoriety from the involvement of Ann Romney, but the exercises that the horses are put through date back thousands of years and are practiced around the world, including at a horse farm in Bowie.
July 22, 2012 Q, a dressage mount owned by Aviva Nebesky, goes through its exercises at Horsepen Hill Farm in Bowie.Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post
The prospect of a presidential hopeful’s horse competing for Olympic gold has brought the nation’s dressage lovers from their barns to defend an obscure sport now known, thanks to Stephen Colbert, as “competitive horse prancing.”
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