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Farm using horses to help Vets readjust to civilian life

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Making the transition from military life to civilian life is can be a real challenge, especially those battling PTSD and depression.

But just outside of Milwaukee, Veterans are getting help with that adjustment in a somewhat unlikely place -- a horse farm.

Stepping Stone Farms invites veterans to spend time with horses at its sprawling Franksville property.  For them, it's a chance to step outside their normal surroundings, to build relationships with the horses and to get one-on-one counseling from trained professionals.

The nonprofit organization is staffed entirely by volunteers.

Click the podcast player above to hear from one veteran who has been coming to the farm to help treat his PTSD and depression.

WEB EXTRA:  Hear a longer version of our story by clicking the Soundcoud player below.