John's beloved Zip was laid to rest August 25th, 2003, in a gravesite on the ranch located near their pond in his place of honor.
Zip's wonderful life of 28 years is known by all. Highlights include the fact that Zip was the only horse ever to be inducted into the Appaloosa Association's Hall of Fame while he was still living and he was honored as the 1994 Bryerfest Horse of the Year. Zip was instrumental in assisting John with his training techniques and sharing their incredible partnership and love for each other with horse owners everywhere.
There were three phases to their incredible partnership together. Zip by himself, John by himself and John and Zip together. It was Zip's patience and willingness to trust and try that made Zip the largest, most instrumental influence and a very important key in changing the horse industry forever.
Zip is a legend.
It was a very hard decision to put Zip to rest. John, Jody, Josh and Jana were with him during his passing. It was a blessing that they were all at home during this difficult time.
This incredible photo of John and Zip gracefully descending the hillside is a departing vision we want you all to have. It was taken at John and Jodie's wedding on June 7, 2003. Many around the country will have their own visions of John and Zip working together and having fun with each other and those memories will be forever in the minds and hearts of those who knew him and loved him.
Dat is helemaal ontstaan door de Natural Horsemanship die John Lyons beoefend....Er zijn de nodige boeken en video's van hem te krijgen...Monty Roberts, Emiel Voest en Pat Parelli zijn niet de enigen die NH doen. Maar John Lyons is helaas in Nederland niet zo bekend als de bovengenoemde drie...