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. From 2018 to 2022, we have proudly helped a total of 3929 Clients through our Equine therapy programs, Trail Rides, and other programs (104 Adults, 260 Youth, 45 Group, 1380 Individuals, 157 Special Needs, 1933 Trail Rides, 71 Sober Living).
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.
EAL 1 hour session $120 / EAP 1 hour session $160
Group or Youth Group Session: 2-hour program, 1 hour trail ride, 1 hour equine therapy, $60 per person.
Changing Gaits has big news! Equine therapy is now available for those with paralysis! Equipment and a lift are installed, our therapists are trained, and the horses are ready to give their love and healing to all. Come for the experience of a lifetime with riding a horse for the first time, sharing with caregivers and family, and creating a bond with your favorite horse. For many with paralysis, riding a horse has never been an option. Specialized saddles, helmets, trained horses and assistants now provide this option on an 80 acre ranch in a barn or outside on our trails, whichever is your preference. Expand your activity options to include a ride on an incredibly majestic and intuitive horse which could lead to a lifelong friendship and activity.
Guy Kaufman is excited to share the stories of success of those who have already been out to the ranch for this program. To book a ride and find out more, please call our office at 320-438-4001.
EAL / PARALYSIS 1 hour session $130
HORSE TRAIL RIDES & CAMPING
Changing Gaits offers horse trail rides and camping. (No double riding). To book a ride or inquire about camping options, please call our office at 320-438-4001.
Trail Rides 1-hour ride $45 / 2-hour ride $90
Proverbs 21:31 The Horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the Victory belongs to the lord.
Birthday Parties include horse back rides and use of our break room and grill for up to 12 children. $295
FAITH-BASED SOBER LIVING
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.
Changing Gaits also offers a separate program for Faith-Based Sober Living. It is built on the premise of lifelong sobriety. We offer a faith-based residential sober living program that guides men through the transition from early recovery to independent living, focusing on sobriety and personal growth. The location is on a beautiful, expansive, and serene 80 acre ranch in Brook Park, Minnesota. Our unique extended-care sober living program supports and promotes each person'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
Washer & Dryer
For Availability or to Join our Wait List,
Please Call: 320-438-4001
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SOBER LIVING TESTIMONIALS
"Today I am one year sober. The first time I said the words out loud I almost went in shock. I couldn’t stay sober for more than a day prior to this year. I would go to meetings and see people get a one year and think to myself there is no way I would ever achieve that. But with Christ, I did. He saved my life.
My point is Jesus is real. He picked me up at my lowest and not only saved my life but gave me purpose. I am now in school to become a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I couldn’t do this without the support of Guy Kaufman and Changing Gaits. God put him in my life for a reason. Next Day Access got the call to put a lift in at Changing Gaits because it served as a catalyst for this man to make the greatest comeback you will ever see. Thank you Guy. I could never repay you for what you have done.
I give all credit to my Creator and my Savior, Jesus Christ. As Paul wrote in Corinthians, “Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord”. He deserves all the glory and credit. Worship just a little bit louder next time and pray for those who are still lost and suffering. God Bless."
-Caleb, Sober Living Program
Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor Student