Some horses do care. I sold a mare that was my baby for a long time. The lady that bought her LOVED her and spoiled her unmercifully. But the mare was "just off" in her personality away from home...away from me. The lady asked me to come up for the weekend and it was very obvious that she wanted to go home with me. We turned the mare out and she followed me every step. We even left her in the back yard while we went swimming in her pool and the mare stood by the pool and watched me. She would walk to which ever end of the pool I was in and just watch me. Needless to say....I took her home with me when I left They are creatures with thoughts .......you will never convince me they don't "care".
I think change is difficult for most of us, animals being no different. It's sad to see such a great team, Edward and Totilas, get split but exciting that we will get to see more Totilas in the future. Hopefully the new "team" will be as effective!
I think you will find the horse is much loved and cared for im his new home. he really is an outstanding horse with a wonderful personaility and I am looking forward to seeing his new rider out competing him and getting to know him better.
Having just seen Totilas at Schockemohles less than a couple weeks ago and having dinner with Paul, I already knew that Matthias was the ride, but unannounced.
Totilas is a horse, a very lucky one at that. He was happy and very well cared for. Paul wants nothing but the best for him. He loves this horse.
Bugs me to constantly hear the comments about poor Edward too. Its business, this happens all the time. No one comments about the sale of some of the best jumpers to Saudi Arabia before the WEG.
I think the dressage world is more emotional. Just my 2 cents.