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.

OUR PROGRAMS
 

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EQUINE THERAPY

 

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 nonverbal messages we send out.

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 are adept at survival. Their natural behaviors are optimal for mental and physical health. In many respects, we as humans have lost the instinct to keep ourselves 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 nonverbal messages we send out. 

 

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) implements the power of equine-assisted philosophies and exercises to introduce therapy clients to themselves in a morality 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 (EAP). We have learned that everyone can benefit from equine-assisted work - not just therapy clients. Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) uses equine-assisted philosophies and exercises in a variety of arenas including parenting and family dynamics, personal coaching, church groups, corporate retreats, and more. 

 

EAP and EAL can help with emotional and behavioral issues, anger management, marriage and relationship issues, abuse and addiction, mental health issues including PTSD, and more. We also work with special needs children and kids that are just going through a tough time. 

 
GUIDED RIDES

 

WILD RIVER STABLES: Our Wild River location is a perfection place to experience wilderness trail rides. Trail riding is available for 8 years and older. Our experience horse handlers will get to know you by asking a few questions and pair you with a horse that best fits your experience and comfort level. For children 7 years and younger there is a dedicated riding area where helmets are supplies and required.

Monday - Sunday 8am-8pm

1 hour - $30

2 hours - $50

3 hours - $

Treat yourself, family, or friends to a Guided Ride at the Wild River State Park (Directions)

Book Your Reservation: 651-583-3479 or wildriver@changinggaits.org

Come Celebrate with us for Birthday Parties, Horse Meet and Greets, and More!

DATES & RATES

Monday - Sunday

8am - 8pm

May 25-26

June 29-30

July 27-28

August 24-25

September 21-22 

October 19-20

ALL DAY RIDES

6 hour ride with lunchbox

$100 per person

OTHER RATES

1 hour  -  $30

2 hours - $50

3 hours - $75

*rates per person

COWBOY EXPERIENCE

1 hour ride with steak dinner & fixin's

$100 per couple

(maximum 10 people per group)

3-4pm First ride, with 4pm dinner

4-5pm Second ride, with 5pm dinner

SUNSET RIDES

1 hour ride with hot dogs and s'mores

$40 per person (adults)

$35 per person (under 18)

(maximum 10 people per group)

7:30pm - First ride starts

8:30pm - Second ride starts

 
FAITH-BASED SOBER LIVING

 

Changing Gaits Sober Living Community is built on the premise of lifelong sobriety. We are a faith-based residential sober living community that guides men through the transition from early recovery to independent living, focusing on sobriety and personal growth. We are located on a beautiful, expansive, and serene 80 acre ranch in Brook Park, Minnesota. Our unique extended-care sober living program supports and promotes each resident’s recovery and healing in a spiritually uplifting environment.

 

Changing Gaits Sober Living Community is more than a sober house or a halfway house. We are a structured framework with a faith-based supportive environment designed to help men in early recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism learn how to incorporate and internalize values and behaviors critical for successful long-term recovery and to maintain healthy independent living.

 

OUR FACILITIES & AMENITIES 

  • Located on 80 Beautiful Acres

  • 24 Hour In-House Manager

  • LADC on Staff

  • Equine Therapy Provided

  • Weekly Support Meetings

  • Exercise Equipment

  • Washer & Dryer

  • Cable

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be 18 Years of Age or Older

  • Sobriety (Zero Tolerance Use of Drugs & Alcohol)

  • Have a STRONG desire to stay sober

  • Daily devotion and meditation

  • Attend all in house meetings

  • 3 Mandatory meetings 

  • Pay rent on time.

For Availability or to Join our Wait List, 

Please Call: Sam at 763-310-7149 

 
“He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name sake.”

-PSALM 23:2-3