— rebecca tran (@beckietran) August 15, 2016
Man, it’s a hot one in Rio, but not as ? as this horse dancing to “Smooth” by Santana featuring Rob Thomas. The first single from 2000’s Supernatural is not only one of the greatest songs of all time (and, according to Billboard, the second most successful song of the 20th century), but it also won three Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year; and inspired an entire convention and White House petition.
And now, Santana and Thomas have finally made it to the Olympic Games.
The “Smooth”-dancing dressage horse is apparently named Lorenzo (!), and according to his official biography, Lorenzo (!) “has since the age of 3 been owned by the Danish family Elkjær-Holm” and “[proven] a tremendous development especially in the most difficult tests of the dressage discipline.” Here’s more information than you ever wanted to know about a horse:
“Earlier this year the horse was placed in training with Helgstrand Dressage where it has been ridden by the reigning world champion for 5 year old dressage horses, 2014 and 2015 winner of the Danish Warmblood championship for young horses, international GP-rider Severo Jesus Jurado Lopez.”
Also, he has really good taste in music. But despite flawlessly transitioning from “Smooth” to Bon Jovi’s “It’s My Life,” Lorenzo (!) placed fourth for Spain. He was — puts sunglasses on — robbed of a medal. Oh well. I hope Lorenzo (!) and his horse lady friend back home, BoJockJams Horsewoman, can retire to a peaceful life of making baby horses that know how to rock.