I learned that sad news today that Totilas was euthanized following surgery for colic. What a loss. When he and Edward Gal were together he was the Superstar of Dressage. He may be gone but he will not be forgotten. RIP Totilas.
Unforgettable is also the explanation of the rider that he didn’t feel anything of an injury in the saddle. And also the judges did not make a good impression. They could have ended the test. If only they had the courage.”–Isabell Werth
Isabell Werth has the courage to speak the truth about that last time dressage superstar Totilas appeared in the competition ring at the European Championships 2015. I saw it on video and even to me it was clear the horse was uneven. There were boos coming from the spectators. But the ride continued on, right to the end.
Then the next day, after Germany had won the bronze medal, Totilas was pulled from further competition and the world was told he would be retiring.
I saw Totilas first at Olympia in London when he was being ridden by Dutch rider Edward Gal. I was in the…
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