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Stephen Colbert Mocks Romney's Sport of Choice

Horse dressage isn't basketball or football—but it's now Stephen Colbert's "Sport of the Summer."

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    Stephen Colbert poked fun at Mitt and Ann Romney's equestrian pet.

    On Tuesday's edition of "The Colbert Report," Stephen Colbert opened the show with news that a horse co-owned by Mitt Romney's wife, Ann Romney, may compete in an equestrian game at the 2012 Olympics in London.

    "It's going to be a long drive to London on top of their station wagon," Colbert joked.

    Ann Romney's horse, Rafalca, placed third in the United States Equestrian Federation National Dressage Championships in New Jersey, a qualifying event for the U.S. Dressage Team in the Olympic Games.

    "This is exactly what Mitt needs," Colbert said. "He's had a little trouble relating to Joe Six-Pack [given] the image of Romney as a privileged princling."

    Horse dressage — also known as "horse ballet," as Colbert noted — will do just the trick, right?

    Check out the full clip below via Comedy Central: