CONTACT US

CHANGING GAITS    |  

SOBER LIVING COMMUNITY

631 4th Avenue Southwest 

Cambridge, MN 55008

Office: 320-438-4001   |   Fax: 320-438-2252

Founder & Executive Director 

Guy Kaufman: 651-324-8299 changinggaitsinc@gmail.com

Director of Ministry Outreach

Sam McKie: 763-310-7149  |   samchanginggaits@gmail.com

Sober Living, Program Director

George Will: 763-234-4587

Sober Intake: soberliving@changinggaits.org

© 2019 CHANGING GAITS, INC.

A STORY OF LOVE, HOPE, AND CHANGE
OUR MISSION
Changing Gaits is a faith-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that partners with horses
for equine therapy with a healing bond to educate, mentor, empower behavioral changes, and enhance life skills for all age groups with mental, physical, and emotional disabilities.
“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man”

-Winston Churchill

JOIN OUR SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM
 
Help Us Feed And Care For Our 35+ Horses. Your generous support helps continue our dedicated daily care of feeding, grooming, housing, and veterinary costs to keep our horses safe, healthy, and happy.
HOW TO HELP OUR HORSES
Please select your sponsorship donation level. Paypal and credit cards are accepted for one-time and monthly donations. We sincerely thank you for your support and contribution!

Please email or call us directly to discuss our Business and Sponsorship Opportunities and Perks. Thank you so much!

Sponsor Perks:

4x6" print, certificate of contribution, (2 one hour rides for monthly sponsors)

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Sponsor Perks:

Changing Gaits hat, 4x6" print, certificate of contribution, 4 one-hour rides for monthly sponsors)

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Sponsor Perks:

Changing Gaits mug and hat, 4x6" print, certificate of contribution, (12 one-hour rides for monthly sponsors)

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Sponsor Perks:

1 hour ride and selfie with your favorite horse, Changing Gaits mug and hat, 4x6" print, certificate of contribution, (12 guided two-hour rides for monthly sponsors)

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We help people. Our horses help people heal and change their lives. At Changing Gaits we recognize and understand the value and impact horses have on us all- the help us with self-esteem, self-empowerment, self-awareness, self-control, and most importantly horses give us happiness.

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ABOUT US
Founder &
Executive Director

Guy Kaufman

Nile “Guy” Kaufman is a Certified Equine Specialist through OK Coral, the Lead Trail Guide and a Public Speaker. He has been in recovery and free from addiction for 20 + years. He has extensive experience in relapse prevention with addiction. Guy enjoys working with adults with disabilities, kids with special needs, and mentoring troubled youth.
Director of
Ministry Outreach

Sam McKie

Sam is a graduate and former resident of Changing Gaits. Sam is an ordained pastor at Changing Gaits and at New Hope Community. Church. He attended Luther Seminary in St. Paul and has experience working in the mission field for several years in the Dominican Republic. He is married to Mellissa and they have two incredible blessings, Trevin and Amalya. His “life verses” are Proverbs 3:5-7.
Manager
Aldo Hathaway
As a christian-made horse enthusiast., Aldo is equine certified and has special skills in ferrying, electrical, auto mechanics, and roofing. He enjoys working with special needs children and conducting pony rides with his horses to the public and charitable events.
Program Director
George Will
After learning the hard way what doesn’t work in life, George learned how to succeed. He loves teaching and working alongside staff. George has a natural knack in helping residents stay focused on their successful sobriety. He is happily married to Betty for 20+ years and lives in Ogilvie, Minnesota.
Licensed Alcohol
& Drug Counselor
Cheryl Shanahan
Cheryl is certified in Equine Assisted Therapy and has worked in the field of addiction since 1980. She has experience in prevention, relapse, and dual diagnoses and works directly with adults, children, and families together.
CHANGING GAITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mary Pelz

Officer / Bridge Outreach

marypelz01@yahoo.com

 

Don Theisen

Officer / Director – Washington City Public Works

donj211@gmail.com

 

Cheryl Shanahan

Officer / Secretary / Changing Gaits Lead Counselor

shan43@frontiernet.net

Nile Guy Kaufman

Chairman / Founder / Executive Director

changinggaitsinc@gmail.com

 

Sam McKie

President / Director of Ministry Outreach

samchanginggaits@gmail.com

 

Tim Mehner

Vice President / Independent Contractor

timmehner@gmail.com

 

Nina McDowell

Treasurer / Community Living Options – Direct Support Professional

nmcdow80@gmail.com

Thank you to our generous sponsor Cynthia Nordby for her contribution to help create this new website and media.
"Horses were my healing presence during my childhood. Changing Gaits inspires me as a follower of Jesus Christ to live generously, walk humbly, and "above all love one another deeply from the heart" (1 Peter 4:8)" - Cynthia 
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
Because of the generous support from our sponsors, our horses will continue to have the dedicated daily care to keep them safe, healthy, and happy. 
If you would like to become a sponsor, please visit our sponsorship donation page and select your donation level.