Melanie Walker + Jolene

Melanie and I have known each other for almost 10 years now! She is the sweetest! For years my younger daughter called her Miss Melody and she just adores her. Melanie grew up in Dixon, CA, but now resides in La Grande, OR and is the owner of Walker Performance Horses. Her focus is starting colts, lessons, tune ups, and general training with an emphasis on cow work.

Her adorable bay mare, Stressin Over Chex (Jolene), will be 5 years old this year. The whole time I was editing this shoot I was singing none other guessed it..."Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, I'm begging of you please don't take my man..." Who doesn't love that Dolly Parton song!?

And, of course, I can't forget about her mini dachshund Beau. He follows Melanie around like the cute little puppy dog that he is.

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