Hi, I am Melanie Welcher better known as Mel, I joined this wonderful group of ladies in 2013 and I have found I love everyone of them. My love of horses was in my blood form birth and I started riding before I could walk. My family will tell you that in my world it has always been animals first and then family. I love to ride drill, my husband and family are my biggest supporters and in 2016 I was give the great privilege of taking on the "Captain" role for the California Cowgirls. My hose is Diamond a American paint horse who is an amazing animal, his personality is a little between Mr. Ed and a 2 year old. His a nosey animal and into everything and everyone business. My other drill partner and go-to guy is a American Quarter Horse named Lonesome. He does a great job when called upon, but would prefer to stand on the sidelines and cheer everyone as they run buy.