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EQUINE ASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY (EAP) & EQUINE-ASSISTED LEARNING (EAL)


Equine-assisted work honors the natural behavior of horses and herds.  Horses are skilled at keeping themselves safe and adept at survival; their natural behaviors are optimal for mental and physical health. In many respects, humans have lost the instinct to keep themselves safe and healthy.  We entrust horses to show us the way back to health.  Work and observation in the horse world lends itself to extremely powerful metaphors into our own patterns, strengths, and the nonverbal messages we send out. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy implements the power of equine-assisted philosophies and exercises to introduce therapy clients to themselves in a modality that has been found to be more efficient and less threatening than traditional talk therapy. 
Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) is a field of practice based on the successes of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. We have learned that everyone can benefit from equine-assisted work - not just therapy clients. EAL uses equine-assisted philosophies and exercises in a variety of "arenas" from corporate retreats, to church groups, personal coaching, parenting and family dynamics and more!



 



CGI welcomes two new trail horses donated by Rick & Jan Meier.


22 year old Missouri Fox Trotter red roan mare officially named Romeo's Red Rockette.  She was foaled on April 15th 1991 and has delivered 2 foals of her own in her lifetime.  We purchased her from a friend in 2006.  Prior to our purchase she was ridden regularly as a trail horse and is dead broke.  She does not shy from anything and is totally reliable.  In the 7 years we have had her, she has been ridden in 4H gaming events which requires speed and quick turns.  She is not the fastest horse around, but is very calm and responds quickly to rider commands.

 

11 year old AQHA bay mare officially named BG Skye.  She was foaled on June 9, 2002 and has never had a foal of her own.  We purchased her from her birth farm in 2006 and was green broke with some western pleasure training.  Since then she received more pleasure training, but then switched to gaming three years ago.  She has been ridden by 4H youth and the change was because a new male rider began riding her and he rode in games and on the drill team. She has experience riding on trails and in parades. She has been known to shy from unfamiliar things and has a lot of spirit.  She is quick but also did well in pleasure classes.  She has had a variety of experience (including some team penning!) and is pretty much an open book and can go anyway you would like.  



Some pictures from the 2013 Pig Roast







Donated Tractor
                                                        
 


In a vision during the  night, I saw a man sitting on a red horse that was standing among some myrtle trees in a small valley. Behind him were red, brown, and white horses, each with it's own rider. i asked the angel who was talking with me,"My lord, what are all these horses for?" "I will show you," the angle replied. "They are the ones that Lord has sent out to patrol the earth." Zac 1:8-10





27274 Monument Road
Brook Park, MN 55007
320-438-4001

changinggaitsinc@gmail.com

  A registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit 

Thank You!
In regards to our contact list we reached our goal $1,530.00 we would like to thank all of you that assisted us in reaching this goal.As a result of your donations  Scott M of Maplewood MN  & Frank owner of A & A Supply of Port St Lucie Fl have each agreed to match $1,500.00 each,We THANK ALLLLLL OF YOU MOST OF ALLLLLLL OUR LORD N SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.......

PHILIPPIANS 4;19 states and this same God who takes care of me WILL SUPPLY ALL YOUR NEEDS from HIS GLORIOUS RICHES , which have been given to US IN CHRIST JESUS.....Thank you allllllll so very much.... 


Sincerely,
Nile Guy Kaufman
Founder/Executive Director


We Will Miss You

Annie Rose Lemieux-Betlach, 27, of Stacy died on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in Newport, Minnesota.


For more about Annie...




A picture taken out at the ranch









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Changing Gaits would like to say thank you Kraus-Anderson.

They Built and donated a loading ramp for our guests. 
2 Days later we got a visit from three very special kids
Alex, Haley and Matt who were able to ride because of the work Kraus-Anderson Put in. Ramp pics

Ruben Rosario: Nonprofit has had some hard lessons -- and some help


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