Changing Gaits Changes Lives with the Help of Horses

Posted by on December 27, 2011

MSB Blaine Students Work with Horses at Equine-Assisted Therapy Facility

Therapy with horses may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about treatment for addiction or abuse. But at Changing Gaits, a licensed counseling facility for drug and alcohol abuse, family counseling, and equine therapy, the healing bond of horses is just what the doctor ordered.

Students from the Global Citizenship class at Minnesota School of Business in Blaine visited Changing Gaits to learn about the facility and goals as an organization; and help out where needed. Through their work at Changing Gaits the students were able to acknowledge, and help individuals in the community who suffer from addiction, abuse, or other issues. Staff and volunteers work with clients to create effective treatment.

“Working with Changing Gaits was a very enlightening and valuable experience because it opened my eyes to the social issues that affect the community, and how you can effectively help people with these issues,” says Jaime Klohn, Global Citizenship student. “This experience helped me see how a small group of people can have such a big impact on the community.”

According to Global Citizenship student, Lucy Mentes, as learned in class, it’s important to help all aspects of the community to be a successful whole.

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