Monday, November 22, 2010

Totilas and Edward: (starting to sound like) A Love Story

And I don't blame Edward one bit. It is a heartbreaker...

Edward Gal Tells German Press He'd Change Nations to Ride Totilas Again

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  1. Wow. WOW. Just wow.

    On a sidenote:
    I appreciate how instead of just being sensationalist the author brings into question whether there was something lost in translation and looks forward to Dutch accounts of the same conversation. That's a definite attempt at being even-handed on the subject.

  2. They are a pair. I can imagine Edward loosing sleep at night wondering if he will ever see Totilas again. If we want to make it a fairytale, I would like to believe that horse and man could not have achieved so much if they did not share a mutual love.

  3. This is where the idiocy of competing for nations, rather than for the love of sport, is so particularly heartbreaking.

  4. oh i hate this story, makes me so sad. there was a write up about it in the nz horse & pony. poor edward :( ♥

  5. Didn't he train Ravel, to have him sold too? I can't imagine putting my heart and soul into a horse and then being completely out of his life.

  6. @ Net:

    I also look forward to the Dutch accounts because Gal's German is really poor.

    "The Germans quote Gal directly and do not paraphrase his words." Well I don't know about that, I do know they polished it, if that's not paraphrasing.


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