In Memory of Lin
This page is proving to be difficult to pull together...check back in the future for information on my sister, my business partner, and my best friend.


Lin communicating with a foal...
Helping out the farrier. If anything needed to be done, you could count on her.

These are two of Lin's teams. She enjoyed driving more than any part of showing.

The sorrel team was purchased from Darold & Felicia Deile. They were broke so well that Lin always said that they could drive themselves. Deiles Mommas Boy and Deiles Dandy Boy were both sons of Wittmaacks Mickey Mouse.

I think that it was the bay team that Lin was most proud of. They were 30" and so well matched that we had a hard time telling them apart. This team has been sold to Tim & Jan Nelson of Lincoln, Nebraska, and they are thrilled with them also. Jan showed them at AMHR Nationals in 2006 and said that she is now hooked and would like to get another driving team of bays to make a four-hitch. I think that Lin must have been helping them out as this was their first show also!

The last couple of years Lin only showed the team and our grandchildren took over showing in the halter classes. Lin was so proud of the kids and enjoyed teaching them everything that she knew. They were all her pride and joy.

Grandsons - Jeff, Colton, and Dillon Yoss
Showing weanlings at the Montana State Fair

Lin and I sitting at the Game Breeders booth in Billings, Montana, handing out information on miniature horses and miniature donkeys.

Photo that was taken in the new Denver airport. Lin got a phone call from a man in Denver that was doing a mural of points of interest in each state for the new Denver airport. Lin thought it was a scam so we never sent a photo. Then we heard from a friend that there were only two places in Montana on the mural, and we were one of them! Needless to say, we never did get a photo sent to them, but I guess I probably should send one.

Lin enjoyed the costume class.
Lin really thought this filly, Squires Montana Carbon Copy, was a champion but she hadn't had time to work with her. She decided the morning we were getting ready to go to the show to clip this filly and take her along. So that is what we did, and I wasn't even sure she would lead. But when Lin put the show halter on her, she led like she had been shown for a long time. Needless to say, Lin won the weanling filly class and then went on to win Champion of Champions with her--under all three judges! The judges said afterwards that they had never given Champion of Champions to a weanling, especially a filly. I always thought to myself that this proved that Lin could take almost any mini and show it to the best of its ability.

There are a million stories, but several that are unforgetable. Like the time we were part of the Paul Harvey "Rest of the Story." Or when we were invited to appear on the David Letterman show. But we declined since at that time he had sort of a "less than family oriented" show...and with Lin, it was ALL about family!