Dressage is an Olympic sport that's been described as "ballet for horses." Riders, dressed formally in a top hat and tails, subtly lead their horse through a set of delicate motions, including pirouettes and deep bows. It's an expensive hobby, horses can cost more than $100,000 — and the price tag doesn't include feeding, training and veterenarian care.
But for Ann Romney, wife of presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney, it's been a life-line. Ann rode horses when she was younger, but started again when she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis as a 50-year-old, and credits dressage for dealing with the disease.
Robin Acarian, reporter for the Los Angeles Times, who wrote about Ann Romney's passion for dressage.