[Linking up with Jamie for What I'm Loving Wednesday]
A few years back, OKTrailerPark Friend and Snowboard Friend and I went to Canyons in Utah for a girls weekend. We had a slope side condo, reduced price lift tickets, wine and the resort swimming pool. Now when we vacation we do it up right. We snowboarded and rode the alpine slide by day and by night we soaked in the pool, wore sweatpants, cooked dinner in our condo, played cards, drank wine and watched this YouTube video....over and over and over and over. the.best.ab.workout.ever.
Whenever I'm having a sub-par day, I pull this video out. I mean I do have it favorited on my work computer even!
If this video doesn't make you laugh, go to the emergency room NOW! Here is a little note from Ed and Ross's mom, who posted the video. As you can read Ed and Ross were best friends!
PLEASE NOTE..... THESE CLIPS WERE TAKEN OVER A PERIOD OF 18 MONTHS.... ED WAS A VERY GOOD BOY MOST OF THE TIME.... I HAVE HOURS AND HOURS AND HOURS OF FILM OF ED BEING PERFECT, AND ONLY 3 MINS OF Ross & Ed's MISUNDERSTANDINGS...
wonderful ed ,ross's little welsh mountain pony. he could be naughty sometimes when we took him off lead rein,. the title should read " ROSS & ED'S MISUNDERSTANDS" cos he wasnt really naughty just wanted his own way, some of the time...... while he was bucking ross would say look nan im like a cowboy lol.. ross loved ed and would not part with him,.ED WAS A PERFECT LEAD REIN.... he started to outgrow ed and eventualy allow ed to go to a loving home sold as lead rein as that is what ed does best.... he was 100% as lead rein, i did send ed off to a trainer, to be reschooled for off lead rein....got his back checked out, no problems.... got saddler out..... no problems... got dentist out... no problems..... ed was a lead rein pony and NOT A RIDING PONY....ross did not want to stop riding ed, but also did not want to be on lead rein anymore.... please remember i have hours and hours of film of ross and ed together and ed being very good... this was 3 mins of clips taken over a year from when he came off lead rein.... the film was not made for entertainment, it was put together to show trainer he could be stubben,(i decided to put the music on, as niether ross or ed ever got hurt).... he was good most of the time, and lead rein 100%... ross and ed had a bond i have never seen before
ross had been on lead rein with ed for some time, and they had bonded so much on the ground, and ross just had dreams of riding ed up the mountain.... he spend most of his time brushing ed and telling him stories, and when ross was riding ed you could hear ross singing to him.... alot of kids dont have that bond anymore, the push button ponies have got only one job to do, and that is go in the show ring and beat all others, and if they dont god help them, have a tatrum and demand a new pony cos it didnt win anything. ross is not like that... he loved ed for the friendship they had together. and that meant taking him with his faults too..... perfect ponies for perfect riders eh.... well ross is not perfect either...
ross had fun with ed and thats what its all about, ??. ross loved ed with his faults too. ross thought he was perfect.. may i also add that i dont want ross to be a fantastic rider he was the one who wanted to ride, i just wanted him to have fun, and believe me he does, he has riding lessons on pip beause pip listens to him....Ed never did...lol.... ed did teach him a lot.... the other day he was out riding ( i was following) and he went past a gate, a large dog jumped up barking, even though pip is 100% it made him jump and spook to the left, anyone else would have been off on the other side, but ross had full control and stayed calm....... ed taught ross that they are animals with minds of there own and to expect the unexpected, and ross did and is always prepared for anything.... i have seen kids put on bomb proof ponies (i dont believe they exsist) and not even have a hat on, only for the parents say "o its ok the pony wont do anything, and then walk around, a plastic bag flies up, horse spooks and kid comes off with not even a hat on.... guess you can guess out come... child is hurt...ross always wore top range safety hat, body armour, safety stiruups,( did have to get wider pair) and he had a soft landing on soft laid arena... please remember that this is a 6yr old little boy who wanted to learn to ride on his pony. i understand some may not like his riding, but he is a kid, yes his hands and legs are all over the place, he will learn one day when he wants to.... best thing about video, you can sit back years later and laugh about it. ross or ed was never hurt. ross has a bigger pony named pip, pip is as good as gold and 150%, but even pip can have an odd moment once a year.