Saturday, January 21, 2012

Totilas babies: Taking a peek into the crib

Well, I've looked at some of the Totilas offspring on Youtube. Here are a few of the nicest ones IMHO. They're lovely. When you consider that he's probably being bred to top mares (for that stud fee you're going to use your best lady horses), and all the hype, you'd kind of expect something special-special. I wonder if Totilas was a real stand-out-wonder-baby or if he grew into it.

I don't mean to knock the youngsters -- they're very elegant and obviously big movers, and who knows what they'll grow up to be?  You can see the Totilas  body type seems to be passed on.

For sheer antics, this one is fun to watch...


  1. I don't GET the Totilas fandom. He's a nice enough horse, but I'm not surprised his babies don't have more oomph. With that said, it's amazing to see FOALS with more talent and grace than any horse I'll ever be able to afford. It'll be interesting to see where they go from here.

  2. Beautiful little foals! To be fair though, these foals are going to have the best of everything, best trainers and riders. It's the old nature vs nurture debate and these foals have definitely got a good start, I sure we will be seeing more from his progeny!

  3. I love Totilas i would give my right arm (ok well maybe not) to own one of his foals. I was looking at the breeding program online and it was something like 5500pounds to purchase his sperm. The foals have beautiful movement, it seems it will only be a matter of time until they dominate the dressage world and raise the standards lol

  4. I like the second and last foals the best. It seems to me like the naughty little bay should be gelded. His studdy behavior could be very dangerous when he's bigger.

    I think the reason people make such a big deal out of Totilas is because he's a big, beautiful, black horse that is loaded with talent. Is he perfect? Of course not, and he isn't ridden perfectly either, but there is no denying his natural aptitude for the sport.

  5. It's a wonder no one got hurt with that naughty bay boy. He is a handful, that's for sure. *lol*

    So hard to tell with babies, as far as I am concerned. I don't quite see the "lift" in the front end everyone admires so much in comment on that...but some pretty dramatic loft in their strides. Love the natural balance, and I think I like the last one the best, although the video is pretty short.

    Nice to see a baby and mom out in the field for the photo shoot too. It makes me smile to know they are turned out like that.

  6. Here's another Totilas baby who is full of antics:

    I wonder how much of that is just normal coltish behavior and how much is daddy's influence? Generous' antics seem awfully similar to the naughty colt in the video you posted.


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