About

Wild Ones Youth Ranch is a non-profit corporation founded in 2000.

We are a 501(c)(3) Christian ministry with a desire to connect ANY child who has a hunger to ride, groom, feed, or just pet a horse, with the chance to do just that, regardless of his or her circumstances.

We believe that God has given us these horses for His glory and for the benefit of others and we endeavor to use the lessons we have learned from them to demonstrate God’s love for each child and family with whom we are privileged to interact.   Believing that these are God-designed connections,  we rejoice to see the healing and growth that result through these relationships. We further hope that this opportunity to experience unconditional love via interaction with these graceful, powerful and loyal friends will demonstrate and teach each youth of God’s love and plans for his or her life.

At Wild Ones Youth Ranch, our desire is to connect ANY child who has a hunger to ride, groom, feed, or just pet a horse, with the chance to do just that, regardless of his or her circumstances.It is our deepest pleasure to extend this wonderful opportunity to kids who come from less-than-perfect situations (foster care, abuse and/or neglect, physical, emotional, or mental disability, autism, homelessness, single-parent or low-income families, or anyone who is disadvantaged or at-risk in any way.)

Whether it is a formal riding lesson, or just some time hanging out and brushing a new friend, we have seen the good that our horses have done in the lives of children of all ages.

In addition to this, we have a mentorship program where older youth (typically homeless or otherwise  high-risk ) are paired with a horse (often an adopted or rescued mustang) which they learn how to care for, handle, and ride. Responsibility for something other than oneself plus pride in accomplishments achieved is a double boost to confidence for these young people and the outcome is often truly amazing.If you know a youth or child who would benefit from our programs, please contact us.  We will do all that we can to make sure these young people have an experience they won’t forget.

Want to know more?   Read a letter from our founders, or meet our board, staff and volunteers.

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