Man, it was a hot one on Monday in Rio, where Spain’s Severo Jesus Jurado Lopez had his horse, Lorenzo, dance to Santana’s “Smooth” like it was seven inches from the midday sun. (It was 90-plus degrees, so that makes sense.)
Well, I hear you whispering questions like “What event did they perform in?” The answer, my muñequita, my Spanish Harlem Mona Lisa, is grand prix freestyle in individual dressage, which is basically Olympic horse dancing, otherwise known as my reason for reason.
And if you said, “This life ain’t good enough,” well, you can’t say that anymore. I would give my world to lift this internet moment up. I would change my life to better suit this horse’s mood. It was so smooth.
“I choose the music I like,” Jurado Lopez said afterward, as if he were the ocean under the moon. “I feel good, I like the music, and it’s a good music to go to all international people.”
Coincidentally, that’s the same as the emotion that I get from you. You got the kind of loving that can be so smooth, yeah. Gimme your heart, make it real.
Or else forget about it.
The horse did not medal.
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