Solo Select Horses, LLC is owned by Melanie Smith.
Melanie has been selling horses for over 13 years - she has sold thousands of horses all over the world. Her fierce desire to match incredible horses with buyers led to a huge success in the industry. Melanie became known for her honesty, integrity and quality stock in the world of western cow horses.
Melanie was raised in Wichita Falls, Texas. She grew up as an avid horse-lover, but her parents were not horse people! After they continuously refused to buy her a pony as a child, she began volunteering at Whispers of Hope Horse Farm, a local therapeutic riding center, where she was able to learn the basics of her favorite thing in the world: a horse. At age 16, she began working as a loper for Don and Craig Crumpler. While working at Crumpler Brothers Cutting Horses, her love of cow horses blossomed.
Melanie enrolled in nursing school at Midwestern State University after graduating high school in fall 2011, buying and selling horses to fund her education. She also began barrel racing on Crumpler Brother's "cutter-rejects." She got her WPRA permit in 2012, and later that year filled her card with her first good barrel horse, Woodys Wild Kiss.
Melanie graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 2015 and worked as an Emergency Room Registered Nurse in a fast-paced trauma center at United Regional Hospital for a year and a half. Although she loved her job as a nurse, she quit to pursue the horse business full time.
Melanie founded Solo Select Horses in November 2018. She plans to continue to expand her business in the western cow horse industry. She truly enjoys the relationships she builds with her customers and looks forward to serving them in the future!