WHAT is going on with Rath and Totilas?
Check out this article from The Horse where they report that PETA has filed a complaint against Totilas’ owners and rider (Rath) for the use of Rollkur and keeping the horse in a stall for 22 hours/day.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m against Rollkur and strongly opposed to keeping a horse in a stall for any extended period of time, but I kind of wonder if PETA isn’t taking an interest in this for the publicity? Totilas is undeniably one of the superstars of dressage (even in his less awesome, post-Gal life).
Then again, if they’re in it primarily for the publicity, why not go after Patrick Kittel? He’s such an easy target these days he practically has a bullseye on his back.