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The Faraway Horses: The Adventures and Wisdom of America's Most Renowned Horsemen | [Buck Brannaman, William Reynolds]

The Faraway Horses: The Adventures and Wisdom of America's Most Renowned Horsemen

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.
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Publisher's Summary

"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."
—Buck Brannaman

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

What the Critics Say

"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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    Donna Australia 12-12-12
    Donna Australia 12-12-12
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    "A really great and insightful book to listen to"
    What made the experience of listening to The Faraway Horses the most enjoyable?

    The experiences of Buck are really brought to life and you almost feel like your there in his memories with him


    What did you like best about this story?

    The truthfulness of the story


    Have you listened to any of John Pruden’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I have not listened to any before but I did enjoy it


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Buck talks about his childhood


    Any additional comments?

    I really recommend this book

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    C 08-13-12
    C 08-13-12
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    "Great story about horses and life"
    Would you listen to The Faraway Horses again? Why?

    Yes, it is a great story about a rough start to a life and how it was redeemed.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The focus on how horses make a life full and rewarding.


    What does John Pruden bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice contributes to the cowboy/western theme.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    There is a movie called, "BUCK".


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    V. Wineland 05-14-12
    V. Wineland 05-14-12

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    "Wonderful Story"
    If you could sum up The Faraway Horses in three words, what would they be?

    Captivating, Emotional, Informative,


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Buck Brannaman showed courage and perseverance without sounding egotistical.


    What does John Pruden bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    John Prudent made the characters come alive.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Horse Whisperer - haha!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rhonda USA 05-14-12
    Rhonda USA 05-14-12 Member Since 2014

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    "In-depth view into Buck's thinking. Captivating!"
    If you could sum up The Faraway Horses in three words, what would they be?

    revealing, compelling, and fascinating


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Buck, he is an honest man.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Charles LYNDON STATION, WISCONSIN, United States 05-14-12
    Charles LYNDON STATION, WISCONSIN, United States 05-14-12 Member Since 2015
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    "A very good book."

    I would recommend this book to anybody. It was interesting and has a little bit of knowledge for everyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Tomball, TX, United States 04-06-12
    Michael Tomball, TX, United States 04-06-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Fascinating story about Buck's life & horsemanship"
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    Interesting, intriguing story about a natural horseman. Seems to be a good balance of time on Buck and time on horses; we get to see how the two were intertwined and how lessons from one were applied to the other -- and back again. I'd recommend the book. It has some good points about life and horsemanship. And I'm amazed at how Buck had such a hard life but turned out so well. Probably more than I could handle. Kudos for Buck!

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    Ginger Mackinaw, IL, United States 02-21-12
    Ginger Mackinaw, IL, United States 02-21-12
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    "Wonderfully honest"
    What made the experience of listening to The Faraway Horses the most enjoyable?

    True stories of Buck Brannaman


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Buck is so sincere in his appreciation for life, people, and horses.


    What about John Pruden’s performance did you like?

    He kinda sounds like Buck.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Stories of his childhood and first marraige were hard to learn about and totally worth knowing.


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks for sharing your story and your life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer QUITMAN, TX, United States 01-30-12
    Amazon Customer QUITMAN, TX, United States 01-30-12
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    "EXCELLENT BOOK!"
    What did you love best about The Faraway Horses?

    The authenticity and sincerity of the story...and that my 8 year old son loved it too. He's listened to it twice now.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked it all. Nothing to dislike!


    What does John Pruden bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I think hearing the story brings you closer to it. Makes you more a part of it!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes, even though I didn't get too.


    Any additional comments?

    The audio books are great for me because I do alot of driving. Thank you for making it possible!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marla Stark 01-16-12
    Marla Stark 01-16-12
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    "Faraway Horses - A book for EVERYONE"
    If you could sum up The Faraway Horses in three words, what would they be?

    Inspiring for Everyone


    What did you like best about this story?

    It Linked using what I have always done for horses for people as well. I did this too but didn't realize it.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Buck told the story about Forest making him cut down the weeds and the lesson it taught him.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely. I did not want to put this book down (metaphorically)


    Any additional comments?

    Buck is an amazing person and I am glad that he is able to not only help horses but so many people as well!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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