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The Faraway Horses Audiobook

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)

What Members Say

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    Mike 07-08-15
    Mike 07-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Profound and life changing"

    Riveting; thought-provoking; inspirational; comforting; hopeful; healing; inspired.

    Thank you for sharing your incredible story and for helping so many people and horses.

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    Marilyn J 06-27-15
    Marilyn J 06-27-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Expert Horsemanship described"

    A true horseman describes the deep bond between horses and humans that is built through kindness and understanding.

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    Claudette T Leake 06-08-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Fantastic read!"

    This book was a great reveal into life of Buck Brannaman. I listened to it on a trip and will buy a hard copy as well.
    I'd already seen Buck the movie. I also own a couple of Buck Brannaman's DVDs. I thoroughly enjoyed the nlook inside Buck's private life. And can't wait to attend his clinics.

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    Crystal 06-02-15
    Crystal 06-02-15
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    "Wonderful book"

    This is a wonderful book. The narration is excellent. I don't even own horses but I still loved this book. This is a book with real heart. I would recommend it to anyone.

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    Ladye 04-07-15
    Ladye 04-07-15
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    "Inspiring, uplifting and true. God bless you Buck"

    I had the privilege of having a very close horse friend. He trusted me. I loved him. You understand. To have a horse be your friend is one of the greatest experiences in this world. Thank you for loving horses.

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    Denise French 04-04-15

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    "WOW!!! Great read!!"

    This book exceeded my expectations. I didn't expect to have such detail coming from a man of few words. Narration was great too. Definitely recommend especially to Buck fans.

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    Sandra Lehigh, UT, United States 02-03-13
    Sandra Lehigh, UT, United States 02-03-13
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    "Loved it from start to finish"
    If you could sum up The Faraway Horses in three words, what would they be?

    I will listen to this over and over!


    What did you like best about this story?

    It gave insights into both horses and people and why they behave as they do.


    What about John Pruden’s performance did you like?

    Great voice, I thought it sounded like this was his story.


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

    The story about the filly being taken from her mother. Buck saved her from such torture. Then there was the story of kulmeni.


    Any additional comments?

    Write more Buck!

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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".


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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!


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