"I've started horses since I was 12 years old and have been bit, kicked, bucked off and run over. I've tried every physical means to contain my horse in an effort to keep from getting myself killed. I started to realize that things would come much easier for me once I learned why a horse does what he does. This method works well for me because of the kinship that develops between horse and rider."
In The Faraway Horses, Buck Brannaman shares his renowned methods for horse training and provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Robert Redford's movie The Horse Whisperer, for which he was the technical adviser.
©2001 Buck Brannaman and William Reynolds (P)2011 Tantor
"Buck Brannaman is part of a lineage of skilled horsemen, and for the horses he works with, it is about trust and understanding, not submission." (Robert Redford)
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Such a wonderful book. I have loved horses my whole life and consider myself to be a horsewoman, though I am no pro. I am also acutely aware of the impact that horses have had on my own life, as well as others around me. So, I elected "The Faraway Horses" to read because I had seen "Buck," the motion picture that was out last year and wanted to know more about this fascinating man. As I listened to the stories about his life and the impact he has had on the lives he has touched, it was profoundly emotional for me. This is a story about someone's life who happens to be intertwined with horses. If you're looking for training tools, this is not the place for it (although he does share a few tips); it's really a feel-good story. Even if you know nothing about horses, this is a book for everyone - a good story with some good life lessons.
While I have not read the print version of this book, I firmly believe that the excellent narration adds something to the experience.
This book is unlike any other book I have read. It is an engaging mix of austobiography, horse training advice and general philosophy woven together in a conversational style.
The narrator perfectly captures the conversational style of the writing. The book is not so much read, as spoken. It's easy to imagine the author is just sitting at my kitchen table telling about things he has experienced.
I could have easily listened to the book all day, but I resisted this temptation, partly in order to make the book last longer.
There are people in this world, who choose to use negative eyperiences in their lives to create positive experiences for others. I think that is the underlying message of this book, that you can get through the bad things and use them to help yourself and others. There is a lot of hope in this book, and a lot of encouragement for anyone who may be struggling.
The experience of why Buck understands how the horses think. And, I thought it was only me.
I don't know John Pruden from Adam, but he was great at his reading of the book.
There are lots of Clinicians out there telling you what to do to train a horse. There are very few of them who actually tell you what the horse thinks and why, and they understand, because they've been in that horse's hooves and know what true fear is and how encouragement, not coddling, can turn a fearful horse, like a fearful child, into a productive companion, not a pet nor a broken slave, but a trusted partner. Like anything or anyone else, the horse wants to be understood, wants to understand you and wants to be treated fairly while this learning process is going on.
Buck is a survivor. Horses are survivors, whether they live in the wild or in our back yards. They must choose to be with us and we must figure out how to make them want to make the choice to want to be with us. Then, a relationship can happen. People must earn this relationship. You can beat your kids, your horse, or anyone until they are broken, if you're big, mean and strong enough. It takes understanding and patience to help a horse become your partner. All Buck does is say, This is what the horse thinks, help him to see things the way they could be.
I will listen to this over and over!
It gave insights into both horses and people and why they behave as they do.
Great voice, I thought it sounded like this was his story.
The story about the filly being taken from her mother. Buck saved her from such torture. Then there was the story of kulmeni.
Write more Buck!
The experiences of Buck are really brought to life and you almost feel like your there in his memories with him
The truthfulness of the story
No I have not listened to any before but I did enjoy it
When Buck talks about his childhood
I really recommend this book
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What's not to like! This story follows the movie pretty closely but as with all books contains more info than a movie would. Some parts we're tough to hear about, horse abuse, the abuse Buck and his brother suffered but there's ALOT to be learned from Buck's way of dealing with it all.....The world would be a MUCH BETTER PLACE if more people were like him!
How he overcame all the adversity, especially when he had to deal with a man who severely beat his horse as a court order. SO many life lessons to be learned in that one story!
No, this was the first one. By the end you think it's Buck talking. He has a wonderfully soothing voice.
Too many to fit in this little box!
Listen with an open mind.....there's a wealth of learning to take with you after listening to this book. It will improve your life and everyone around you if you heed the lessons Buck teaches.
I like historical, southern books - southern accents, antiques - The Ole' West, Ghost Towns, Victorian Era, Southern Humor!!
I've had horses for years and I learned a few new things from Buck! Would recommend!
Yes, it is a great story about a rough start to a life and how it was redeemed.
The focus on how horses make a life full and rewarding.
His voice contributes to the cowboy/western theme.
There is a movie called, "BUCK".
Captivating, Emotional, Informative,
Buck Brannaman showed courage and perseverance without sounding egotistical.
John Prudent made the characters come alive.
Horse Whisperer - haha!
revealing, compelling, and fascinating
Buck, he is an honest man.
First part was slow and a bit morose. But I understand why it needed to be there after listening to the complete book. Buck's childhood formed his relationships with the horses. He is a good friend to horses and people alike.
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