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How a horse is helping a military veteran deal with his PTSD

How a horse is helping a military veteran deal with his PTSDOwen McElroy says he spent years going to the doctor, trying to find out what was wrong with his hearing. "I had a hard time hearing my wife and my children, or in crowded rooms all these noises would come together and I'd have a hard time really making out any sort of sound around me," said McElroy, who spent over 14 years in military service, including a deployment in Afghanistan as a vehicle technician.
It turned out that nothing was structurally wrong with his ears. McElroy's doctor told him that his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) meant his brain couldn't process all the stimuli coming in.
This summer, the 35-year-old from Aylmer finally found a treatment that helped — horses.