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  • Very sad news for Totalis

    http://www.dressage-news.com/?p=17369

    Since this is where Anky and Peter Kittle train I guess it's only a matter of time before the pics and video of poor Totalis being cranked, yanked and bloody start to surface............

    Flame suit in tact. Someone has to start being relentless about these abusive training methods or they will obviously continue. The FEI may think they can stop the outrage by hiding it behind pink screens, but some of us are determined to not give up.

  • #2
    Originally posted by equinedriver View Post
    http://www.dressage-news.com/?p=17369

    Since this is where Anky and Peter Kittle train I guess it's only a matter of time before the pics and video of poor Totalis being cranked, yanked and bloody start to surface............

    Flame suit in tact. Someone has to start being relentless about these abusive training methods or they will obviously continue. The FEI may think they can stop the outrage by hiding it behind pink screens, but some of us are determined to not give up.
    What I find sad is your spelling.
    2012 goal: learn to ride like a Barn Rat

    A helmet saved my life.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by equinedriver View Post
      http://www.dressage-news.com/?p=17369

      Since this is where Anky and Peter Kittle train I guess it's only a matter of time before the pics and video of poor Totalis being cranked, yanked and bloody start to surface............

      Flame suit in tact. Someone has to start being relentless about these abusive training methods or they will obviously continue. The FEI may think they can stop the outrage by hiding it behind pink screens, but some of us are determined to not give up.
      Flame suit without tact, actually.

      I'd also wager the IOC was more in charge of the pink screens than the FEI, but by all means carry on.

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      • #4
        CNM161 and theHorseProblem, you are my new heroes for providing much needed laughs this pm. I'm currently placing an order for one of those flame suits without tact...in blood red in homage to Anky and all those other abusers that certain people love to hate.

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        • #5
          OP; If you actually understood the situation you would realize that TOTILAS is going home.
          ... _. ._ .._. .._

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          • #6
            I want a peter kittle tshirt!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by equinedriver View Post
              http://www.dressage-news.com/?p=17369

              The FEI may think they can stop the outrage by hiding it behind pink screens, but some of us are determined to not give up.
              Would anyone like to split an infinitive with me?
              2012 goal: learn to ride like a Barn Rat

              A helmet saved my life.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TheHorseProblem View Post
                Would anyone like to split an infinitive with me?
                Yeah, go on then... I can't ever manage a whole one.

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                • #9
                  Hey! Don't knock the split infinitive. Although I'd go so far as to say they can be vulgar at times which sounds better?

                  "To Boldly Go where no man has gone before"

                  or

                  "To Go Boldly..."

                  I'll take the first one, split infinitive or not.

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                  • #10
                    I think it's only right that we begin funeral arrangements NOW for Toto. After all, he was an international star, and there will be tremendous coverage when he ends up bloody and dead at the hands of those abusive Dutch trainers. So, I have a song ready, and don't get all peeved with me for not being original. I have never claimed to be original. Rather, I am adept at plagiarizing. Here is the song I have come up with with the music from "poor Jud" in the musical "Oklahoma." Undoubtedly the lyrics could stand some improvements, so please feel free to contribute your ideas on how to improve this. We want the best possible send off for this dressage rock star, so please be imaginative...well, until the moderator comes and shuts us dowm.

                    Poor Tote is dead
                    Poor To To is dead
                    All gather round his coffin now and cry
                    He won a lot of gold
                    And he wasn't very old
                    Oh why did such a horsey have to die?

                    Poor Tote is dead
                    Poor To To is dead
                    He's lookin' oh so peaceful and serene
                    He's all laid out to rest
                    With chin against his chest
                    His braided mane has never been so clean

                    Then the Anti--Rollkurs'd get up and say
                    "Folks, we are gathered here today to groan over our beloved To To
                    Who hung hisself up by draw reins in the indoor"
                    And then there'd be weepin' an' wailin' --- from some of those women ---
                    Then he'd say, "Tote was the most rollkur abused horse in this whole universe
                    We all used to think he was a flamboyant fella and called him BTV
                    and a flipping toed mover
                    [Tote gives a dirty look]
                    But

                    The folks that really knowed him
                    Knowed that beneath them gold medals he always wore
                    There beat a heart as big as all outdoors
                    To To loved his Ed ward

                    He loved the grain in his bucket
                    And the grass in the fields
                    He loved the mice and the vermin in the barn
                    And he treated Ed ward like an equal (which was right)
                    He loved all the little Ankys
                    He loved everything and everybody in the world
                    Only . . . only he never let on
                    And nobody ever knowed it

                    [sung]
                    Poor Tote is dead
                    Poor To To is dead
                    His friends are weepin' wail for miles around
                    Naysayers on the BB
                    Will give an altered O B
                    Because poor Tote passed away still sound

                    Poor Tote is dead
                    Poor victim of abuse
                    He's layin' in a coffin made of wood
                    And folks are feelin' sad
                    'Cuz they used to treat him bad
                    And now they know their friend has gone for good

                    Poor Tote is dead
                    Poor victim of abuse
                    He's lookin' oh so purty and so nice
                    He looks like he's asleep
                    It's a shame that he won't keep
                    But it's summer and we're runnin' out a' ice

                    Poooooor Tote
                    Poooooor Tote

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TheHorseProblem View Post
                      Would anyone like to split an infinitive with me?
                      Oh gosh, sorry. I thought you said "Spit." Here, have a towel.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by suzy View Post
                        I think it's only right that we begin funeral arrangements NOW for Toto. After all, he was an international star, and there will be tremendous coverage when he ends up bloody and dead at the hands of those abusive Dutch trainers. So, I have a song ready, and don't get all peeved with me for not being original. I have never claimed to be original. Rather, I am adept at plagiarizing. Here is the song I have come up with with the music from "poor Jud" in the musical "Oklahoma." Undoubtedly the lyrics could stand some improvements, so please feel free to contribute your ideas on how to improve this. We want the best possible send off for this dressage rock star, so please be imaginative...well, until the moderator comes and shuts us dowm.

                        Poor Tote is dead
                        Poor To To is dead
                        All gather round his coffin now and cry
                        He won a lot of gold
                        And he wasn't very old
                        Oh why did such a horsey have to die?

                        Poor Tote is dead
                        Poor To To is dead
                        He's lookin' oh so peaceful and serene
                        He's all laid out to rest
                        With chin against his chest
                        His braided mane has never been so clean

                        Then the Anti--Rollkurs'd get up and say
                        "Folks, we are gathered here today to groan over our beloved To To
                        Who hung hisself up by draw reins in the indoor"
                        And then there'd be weepin' an' wailin' --- from some of those women ---
                        Then he'd say, "Tote was the most rollkur abused horse in this whole universe
                        We all used to think he was a flamboyant fella and called him BTV
                        and a flipping toed mover
                        [Tote gives a dirty look]
                        But

                        The folks that really knowed him
                        Knowed that beneath them gold medals he always wore
                        There beat a heart as big as all outdoors
                        To To loved his Ed ward

                        He loved the grain in his bucket
                        And the grass in the fields
                        He loved the mice and the vermin in the barn
                        And he treated Ed ward like an equal (which was right)
                        He loved all the little Ankys
                        He loved everything and everybody in the world
                        Only . . . only he never let on
                        And nobody ever knowed it

                        [sung]
                        Poor Tote is dead
                        Poor To To is dead
                        His friends are weepin' wail for miles around
                        Naysayers on the BB
                        Will give an altered O B
                        Because poor Tote passed away still sound

                        Poor Tote is dead
                        Poor victim of abuse
                        He's layin' in a coffin made of wood
                        And folks are feelin' sad
                        'Cuz they used to treat him bad
                        And now they know their friend has gone for good

                        Poor Tote is dead
                        Poor victim of abuse
                        He's lookin' oh so purty and so nice
                        He looks like he's asleep
                        It's a shame that he won't keep
                        But it's summer and we're runnin' out a' ice

                        Poooooor Tote
                        Poooooor Tote


                        Genius!
                        2012 goal: learn to ride like a Barn Rat

                        A helmet saved my life.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by SnicklefritzG View Post
                          Hey! Don't knock the split infinitive. Although I'd go so far as to say they can be vulgar at times which sounds better?

                          "To Boldly Go where no man has gone before"

                          or

                          "To Go Boldly..."

                          I'll take the first one, split infinitive or not.
                          That's funny, DH and I were just discussing that the other night when STTNG came on. No comparison. Sometimes the imperative must be split.

                          And there's probably a grammatical error somewhere in my post.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by grayarabpony View Post
                            That's funny, DH and I were just discussing that the other night when STTNG came on. No comparison. Sometimes the imperative must be split.

                            And there's probably a grammatical error somewhere in my post.
                            Yup. Here it is "...came on."

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                            • #15
                              You guys are getting worked up over nothing! Didn't you read the subject line first? She's talking about Totalis. Not Totilas.

                              Sheesh, I can't believe you guys missed that. I guess that sucks some of the fun out of it for dear suzy.
                              "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"

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                              • #16
                                Not in the least. If we're going to have a grammar lesson, no reason we can't expand it to include spelling.

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                                • #17
                                  This is the training system Totilas was raised in. Edward Gal trained with Anky for years. This is nothing new for Toto, and apparently the darn horse likes it LOL! He obviously didn't like the German method, so now the owners/rider are going back to what worked for the horse. It's probably just too difficult to take a well-trained GP dressage horse and try to change his training system after the fact. So back to the Netherlands he goes! Apparently you can take the horse out of the Netherlands, but you can't take the Netherlands out of the horse!

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                                  • #18
                                    Seriously guys. Totalis is a totally different horse. Don't know why you're getting so worked up...

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                                    • #19
                                      ... television (clarifying for suzy).

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                                      • #20
                                        Glad you clarified. My imagination was lurking into the creepy zone.

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