It is with great sadness that I share with you the news that Ed, our lovely horse-trainer and helper, and friend, died yesterday in a road accident.
I tried to find a photo of him, and the only ones I could find were not full-on shots. He was a very unassuming, shy man, but always helpful and kind. He loved horses and was a true natural horseman. His techniques were not fancy, but based on patience and kindness.
Ed moved to a slower rhythm than most people do. After spending just a few moments with this quiet man, you couldn't help but feel more peaceful. I'm so glad that he was able to help us with Ollie, our little horse- he gave him such a good, loving start.
I'll miss the sound of his blue pickup truck rumbling down our driveway. I'll miss shooting the breeze with him, and hearing his latest verdict on Ollie's progress (and hearing him say "he's growed").
He will be missed by his friends and family (human and horse alike). Happy trails Ed.