Wild Souls Ranch was established by executive director, Savanah McCarty, who was inspired to teach “at risk” youth in Humboldt County the value of a strong work ethic while also providing a supportive environment for healing.

After being abandoned by her mother as a young child, Savanah became a ward of the State of California at age 6. Savanah turned to horses for support and stability and found a new way of life. It was the simple things like cleaning stalls, grooming horses, feeding, and riding that truly made a difference in her life. By starting Wild Souls Ranch, Savanah aspires to help WSR youth to embrace healthy relationships, hard work, and process their past to move towards a brighter future.

Savanah is forever grateful to the kindness and guidance of one woman, Marlene, who took a broken six-year-old Savanah under her wing and taught her the love of horses. A transformative experience, Marlene continues to inspire the legacy that has become Wild Souls Ranch, a legacy that believes in every wild soul.