MEL FOX was raised on a farm in East Africa and rode from an early age. She attended university in England where she enjoyed fox hunting and training young horses. After school she worked for five years in wildlife parks in Kenya. For the last 30 years she has been running the riding program at Bitterroot Ranch, where she has developed a top quality herd of 180 horses. Many of these horses have been bred and trained on the ranch. Mel is a certified riding instructor and has also taken many rides on six continents. Her broad international equestrian experience has enabled her to integrate riding techniques from around the world with the best Western traditions. Mel’s editing pen also helps to refine and improve company publications.