**UPDATED**

WHAT AN EXQUISITELY beautiful animal.

The rider is Jan Ebeling, with Buzzfeed having the video of their performance.

If you’ve never had the pleasure of riding it’s likely impossible to appreciate this sport.

I’ve never ridden a horse of this pedigree or done dressage, but it’s not hard for me to appreciate the incredible difficulty and what it takes for human and horse to work in such precision.

CNN is reporting that MoveOn.org is going to use Rafalca in a 30-second battleground state ad [update]. What a cheap shot waste of money that basically sings to the choir, when what they should be doing is slamming Mr. Romney on his tax policy.