This is Our Story

Ready Yourselves Youth Ranch is a non-profit, Christian ministry that connects horses in need of rescue with children dealing with challenges and difficulties who need to learn about the hope and healing found in Jesus Christ. In 2010, the founders and directors, Micheline and Mathew Barkley desired to combine her broken childhood and his equestrian experience to rescue horses and mentor children facing conflicts and challenges of their own.  When God blessed them with fifty acres of land, in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, they gathered a dedicated group of volunteers and mentors to bring their faith, time and talents to make RYYR a place where God’s love and grace enables horses and children to trust and love again.

Better explanation of our“Faith”……Our statement of faith is this:  RYYR is a faith-based organization.  Our belief comes from the Holy Bible and we believe it to be the infallible word of God. We are non-denominational however, we believe in the same Judeo-Christian values that our nation was built upon.  Our founders as well as each member of our Board of Directors believe in a Sovereign God and the saving grace of his son, Jesus Christ.  We feel that God has used our life experiences to prepare each one of us, to serve Him at this ranch. We’ve been called to reach out to children in need to share the love and hope of Jesus Christ.