Love Jesus? Love Horses?
God is gracious, generous, and wastes nothing. I can’t imagine any greater joy than spending much of my life teaching and learning from horses.
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Lynn’s Barn creds:
- World and National Champion trainer and breeder
- Certified Applied Whole Horse Hoof Care Trimmer (2018)
- Former show judge US and Europe
- Best-selling author of the Gospel Horse Series
- Certified Equine Appraiser (not taking new cases at this time)
- Lifetime Member American Quarter Horse Association
- Lifetime Member Appaloosa Horse Club
Transformative relationship with a horse is possible if you know how to offer it and are committed to do whatever it takes to achieve it. The definition of Christian is, “new creation in Christ.” You aren’t more than you were before the Holy Spirit moved in. You’re different than you were.
Success is anything is found in the gospel message of Jesus Christ. Properly applying simple gospel principles creates transformative relationship between Jesus Christ and you, and between you and your horse, building faith to banish fear.
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The Gospel Horse series of books teaches readers how horses think and process information. Regardless of breed, you can transform your horse into a willing equine partner.
You need two things, (1) ability and (2) commitment. I can’t help you with commitment, but I can help you become more able.
Few joys surpass gathering together with like-minded folks; the people who get us, who understand what makes us tick and know how we feel without explanation. If your favorite topics of conversation or greatest challenges involve relationship with Christ Jesus or horses, this is the place for you.
Many of us are searchers, seeking the best ways to communicate, care for, and create remarkable partnerships with our horses. Learn how simple gospel principles transform relationships with God and horses using Lynn’s books, in a place and time most convenient for you.
Our horses Journey and Ace hang on my every move and expression, while steady campaigners like Bo (one of the amazing grays) and Asti patiently and contentedly wait their turn.
Since we’re being totally transparent, 2004 AQHA gelding Bo is lazy and happy to do nothing as long as his role as herd leader is secure. Asti, the last horse from my show string now serves as therapy horse at Wings of Hope, offering her special gifts every day. She doesn’t need a lot of attention, but appreciates being treated like a princess.
Journey, a 2009 Appaloosa gelding, came from a kill pen after something in his experience destroyed his natural sense of self-preservation. Even though I specialized in young stallions for years and “fixed” lots of horse issues, Journey is the most dangerous horse I ever worked with. It took a lot of time, but now he’s one of the most delightful; and there’s still lots of journey ahead. Journey proves that the biggest sinners, once truly saved, become some of the greatest saints. And God used him to teach me a powerful lesson I didn’t think I needed.
Ace and Shiner
We sold Ace and his half-brother Shiner, both 2000 Appaloosa geldings, as happy balanced coming-yearlings. Nine years later they came home in a way only the hand of God could engineer; Ace with dissociative psychotic episodes and Shiner with panic attacks. Life isn’t always kind to horses or people. Neither was healthy, useful, or responsive. But God can heal breaks and wounds no matter how deep. After seven years of effort, Ace finally made the big commitment and is now a reliable ride, adorable, safe, and lovable.
Shiner has serious vision issues, but loves to ride when I have time. And he is bold – just like his daddy. No one pushes Shiner around. He’s a half ton of personality wrapped in cute.
Sky to a Q
In another of life’s twists, Q, Ace’s full brother, returned to us after spending eighteen years with one owner. Sold in 2000 as a three-year old show horse, Q traveled over a thousand miles to come home in December 2017. He had a long way to come back after years of inactivity and getting his own way, but I’ve discovered that time away was filled with proper riding and relationship. The challenge is the thick layers of dust in his physical condition and work ethic. The book is still open on how far Q can go, but the true joy is in the process, the journey.
UPDATE: Q’s story ended January 3, 2019. Our last full ride was amazing and caught on video. Q came back a long way but not all the way. I hoped to get him there – but God had other plans. Q was and is a blessing, a source of treasured memories and lessons learned.
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