The Horsekeepers Handbook was developed exclusively for the entire equine industry by someone who is no stranger to the needs of the horse owner, breeder, trainer and the equine industry. Lyn Hoffmann, principal of SeeHorseEnterprises, says the response to the book is more than overwhelming and is pleased the equine organiser is creating so much interest! Lyn has breathed horses since she could walk and has owned and shown them since the age of 15, achieving many State and National championships with her own Paint Horses. Having been involved in equestrian competitions ranging from Pony Club in earlier years, Lyn trained and successfully showed in Palomino and Arabian classes and went on to breeding, training and showing Halter & Western Performance, Reining and Working Cow Horses. She has gained a broad range of knowledge of the needs and wants of horse owners and breeders in many areas of the equine industry.
“Horses are often a lifelong passion that we just can’t seem to get out of our system,” says Lyn. “I’ve had some wonderful horses in my life and I wish I’d had somewhere special to write down all those years of information, show records and memories, so I totally understand that side of it, too. I love my horses…I can’t help it…they’re my passion! But, over time, I’ve learnt that being well organised in your horse life not only makes for more responsible ownership, it leaves more time for the fun involved! Filling in the organiser is so easy and owners will be keeping many great memories as well as creating important records they’ll be able to refer to anytime, anywhere.”
A visionary mother of two, Lyn has long held onto a dream to work within the horse industry and is proud to say she has now achieved that. An accredited show Judge with the HSAA, she is now also an Associate Judge with the AQHA, and writes feature and training articles for Australian national equine publications. She often voluntarily assists at Youth Camps helping to encourage and train keen and upcoming young riders in western performance. In her spare time she loves creating equine related cartoons and pastel artworks, specializing in horses and dogs, and is looking forward to spending more time with her family & friends and getting back into the competitive side of showing western performance horses.
With her sons and a busy work, home, sports and horse lifestyle, life was anything but organised.
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