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That Time Ann Romney Was Sued After Pumping her Fancy Horse full of Powerful PainkillersS

ery important news from the increasingly entwined worlds of dressage horsery and Presidential politics — Ann Romney was once sued for fraud after selling a horse that a veteranarian described as pumped full of more pain killers than he'd ever seen pumped into any horse, ever. In other words, Ann had herself a High Little Pony.

The lawsuit was filed in 2010, after a California woman purchased a horse (unfortunately) named "Super Hit" from Romney and Romney's Horse Training All Star Team (Please have matching Team Romney jackets with shiny silver star patches. Please have matching Team Romney jackets with shiny silver star patches.). When Super Hit was examined by a vet to verify his presale physical condition, the vet found that Super Hit was Super High on a positively Limbaughesque cocktail of painkillers. The vet testified, "In my 38 years of practice, I have never come across a drug screen such as this where the horse has been administered so many different medications at the same time." The jilted Super Hit buyer alleges that the painkillers were administered by Team Romney in an attempt to disguise the horse's bum foot, which made it impossible for the horse to perform feats necessary for dressage. Unleash the lawyers!

According to Buzzfeed, the case involving Romney was settled last fall, and her involvement in the case ended.

What is it with the Romney family and treating domesticated pets in ways that could be interpreted, at best, as clueless rich people ineffectuality and at worst as symptoms of a nearly sociopathic dearth of empathy? Whatever's going on between the Romney ears, let's hope that they work it out before a reporter discovers the White House cat tripping balls in the Rose Garden.

[BuzzFeed]