The twits at MSNBC don't like the idea that Ann Romney rides horses. They don't like that she started as a recommended therapy for MS. They find it easy to dress up horse-back riding with the effete term, "dressage" which, by the way is an Olympic event. Here in Texas there are a lot of folks ride horses. Some are rich, some are poor and some work using the horses.
But, when you choose to ridicule someone with a serious and often debilitating disease you run the risk of looking like a buffoon yourself. There is ample research and support for horse-back riding therapy as beneficial treatment for symptoms of MS. Someone is going to call you out and if that someone is a national newscaster who also has the disease you'll get something like this:
And with a bit of research you might even discover programs like these:
Those are just a sampling of equestrian therapy programs having great success in helping both disabled children and adults deal with their illnesses.
So, is this a cheap shot: