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Mel Wilson

Director Zone 5
Iberia, MO


My name is Melanie Wilson but everyone just calls me ďMelĒ. I was raised around quarter horses all my life and shared the love for them with my Dad. I was 18 months old the first time Dad put me on a horse and to this day my Mom still tells the story of how scared she was watching such a small baby be put on such a large horse, of course Dad was in the saddle with me but to her that seemed little relief.  I was exposed to my first mule when my husband Scotty purchased a john mule that stood 16.1 was unfamiliar territory for me but I soon learned that he was nothing more than a gentle giant. The next mule came in the form of a gruella molly named Wonder who I claimed for myself and needless to say, I have not ridden a horse since. When it comes time to ride, Iíll take my mule! It wasnít until I saw the first mule baby that I was truly hooked. Knowing I had to have one of my own, I purchased a brood mare that was due to foal and that was all it took. This year I have seven mule babies on the way and the excitement is already overwhelming. Mules have became my life but the babies are my passion. I truly look at them as a blessing from God.

Today, my husband Scotty and I live on a ranch in Central Missouri where we enjoy everything from the mules, horses, dogs, pet peacock and wildlife that occasionally shares a bucket of grain with the other livestock.

I am very honored to be a NASMA Zone 5 Board of Director and I promise to fulfill this important position to the best of my ability. We are all part of a wonderful organization and being chairman of the membership committee is just an added bonus to me. Please know, if there is anything you need or if you simply would like to call me up to chat, thatís what Iím here for.


Mel Wilson
Zone 5 BOD
Membership Committee, Chair


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