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    Default 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.



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    Quote 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.
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    Quote 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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    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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    OP; If you actually understood the situation you would realize that TOTILAS is going home.
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    I want a peter kittle tshirt!



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    Quote 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?
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    Quote 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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    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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    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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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


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



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    ... television (clarifying for suzy).



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