Equine-assisted therapy organization hosts fundraiser Oct. 6
Kaylin Peysar tentatively lifts her leg over the saddle before securing her feet in the stirrups.
Safely in position on the horse, she looks up, her face spreading into a big grin.
Four years earlier, the 20-year-old special education student from Mora High School was too afraid to approach horses, let alone ride them. But thanks to equine-assisted therapy treatment at Changing Gaits, Inc., Peysar—who goes by “Kay-Kay”—has built the confidence to do just that, and much more.
“The reward for me is seeing people recover,” said Changing Gaits Founder and Executive Director Guy Kaufman. “Seeing their smiling faces.”
Changing Gaits invites the public to a pig roast fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 6, to help the nonprofit, faith-based organization continue changing lives. The event is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the ranch, located at 27274 Monument Road in Brook Park, Minn. See more in Elizabeth Sias’ Isanti County News story.