The horses transforming the lives of soldiers after mental torment | ITV News

During World War One, horses played an instrumental role on the battlefield.

Today the animals are no longer used in warfare but have found a new role: helping soldiers in recovery.

Veterans who have suffered mental and physical trauma are taking part in courses set up by a former Royal Marine, which use horses as a tool to support their return to civilian life.

Jock Hutchison founded Horseback UK in 2008 after he met 16 young men who came back from Afghanistan with life-changing injuries.

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