Plantation Walkers, for the ride of your life…Ride with pride…Spots on the trail…Spots inside the rail…

Welcome to the home page for Walk’n Y Ranch

Located in the hills of the Eastern San Fernando Valley, this ranch fulfilled my mother’s lifelong dream of being close to nature.


The original founder and creator of Walk’n Y Ranch was my Mom, Tanya Lee Yank. My name is Don Anderson, a resident of Boise, ID.

For more information about my mom, here is a link to Tanya’s profile.


Mom purchased the property in 1995 and never stopped making improvements to the property up to the time she lost her battle with cancer in 2009.

My Mom and my brother personally selected and transported every rock that make up the rock garden at the entrance of the property. Contractors were kept busy adding creature comforts such as designing an L-shaped out building complete with custom stained glass window and attached horse stall, extending the roof on the house for shade, adding shelters over the pipe corrals, replacing an ivy-clad fence with a block wall, building a deluxe chicken coop, installing metal doors to the barn area, and welding horseshoes in a ‘wave’ pattern to the now-iconic patina-colored wrought iron fence.

Here are some pictures of those projects that Mom was so proud of and make the ranch the wonderful place that it is today:

Since 1999, Rosario Penuelas has maintained the grounds at the Walk’n Y Ranch and continues to preserve the park-like setting. Words can’t express the gratitude I have for Rosario’s willingness to take on any task necessary to keep my mother comfortable in her last days.