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The DNC has apologized for using Ann Romney's London Olympics-bound horse in an attack targetting her husband.
The Hill explains that Democrats had used the dressage horse to illustrate its claim that the presumptive GOP nominee was "dancing around the issue" of his decision not to release his tax returns. (Dressage is a dance-like sport, but on a horse. Get it?)
The problem? The horse is used by Ann Romney for therapy related to her multiple sclerosis.
DNC spokesperson Brad Woodhouse told ABC News that the decision to use footage of the horse "was not meant to offend Mrs. Romney in any way, and we regret it if it did." Woodhouse added that the group won't "invoke the horse any further to avoid misinterpretation.”
For what it's worth, the dressage horse, named Rafalca, apparently gets the Romneys a rather hefty tax credit. (Literally, fwiw: $77,000 a year.)