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Healthy Living: Horses Helping Heroes

Dogs, cats and even birds have all been specially trained as therapy animals.

Now, researchers in central Florida are among the first in the country to establish a formal center to study the benefits of horse therapy on soldiers with PTSD.

Michelle Dunaway shows us how time with gentle giants may have a big impact.    

A significant number of the 70 soldiers in the research study reported improvements in depression symptoms.

They also improved interpersonal relationships following the ten-week horse therapy sessions, with help from medication and other therapies.