PRI's The World Published by PRI's The World The ancient military origins of Olympic dressage Listen Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/652625/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Many Olympic fans are kind of baffled by the equestrian event. But dressage has a fascinating history as the sport of mounted warriors, going back to ancient times.