Totilas Retires


If you’ve read this blog for awhile you’ll know I have a thing for horses. And that I love Dressage. Hence you will understand where this particular post is coming from.

The lovely and talented Totilas has been retired due to an injury.  It means that we will not get to see Totilas and Valegro face off at least somewhat properly for the first time. I still wish we had gotten to see the two greatest Dressage pairs (Valegro and Dujardin; Totilas and Gal) ride, but Alexander-Rath is finally hitting a point where he and Totilas had made the much needed connection to truly be a team, unlike the last time they faced Valegro and Dujardin.

Halter & Lead Dressage

I pick on Grand Prix riders for being hard on the bit. I did it yesterday, but this recent post by Eventing Nation¬†proves that you don’t even need tack on a well trained horse.

I wish I could have been there to see these two old friends prove that you don’t need a harsh bit or hard hands to make a horse dance like this…