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

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Nearly every week of the year, Buck Brannaman is on the road, conducting horsemanship clinics in which he teaches horse owners how to better understand and work with their animals, creating a relationship based on trust and respect rather than force. Buck's skills have become legendary in fact, the main character in Robert Redford's film The Horse Whisperer was based largely on him, and he served as the director's technical adviser during the shoot."These principles are really about life - about living your life ...

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Overview

Nearly every week of the year, Buck Brannaman is on the road, conducting horsemanship clinics in which he teaches horse owners how to better understand and work with their animals, creating a relationship based on trust and respect rather than force. Buck's skills have become legendary in fact, the main character in Robert Redford's film The Horse Whisperer was based largely on him, and he served as the director's technical adviser during the shoot."These principles are really about life - about living your life so you're not at war with the horse, or with other people," Buck writes. At heart, this rich and rewarding autobiography is ultimately a prescription for living a harmonious existence - whether it involves horses or not.

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"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

"Some books are read for their lyricism and literary merit, while books like Brannaman's autobiography are often read more for the insights of a remarkable life. Equal parts life history and specifics of dealing with challenging horses, Brannaman's wisdom is not just suited to horse lovers, but will resonate for anyone who wants to live more harmoniously." —BIG SKY JOURNAL"Brannaman is insightful enough to understand what he's learned from horses, mature enough to apply what he's learned, and articulate enough to pass those thoughts along simply and directly. There's really no need for literary gymnastics. Instead, this is one of those books that stays quietly with you." —DENVER POST"An engaging read. At Heart, The Faraway Horses is a rich and rewarding autobiography that offers a prescription for living a positive and harmonious life - with horses or even without them." —COWBOYS & INDIANS magazine"This autobiography of a cowboy who's a gentler, not a breaker, is a happy mix of eye-opening instruction and inspiration." —TRUE WEST magazine"This book is written in a straightforward style that keeps the reader wanting to learn more. Readers will enjoy the poignant life of one of America's top cowboys. It is nice to know that the horse has an advocate like Buck Brannaman." — HORSE CONNECTION magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585748631
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 148,698
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

BUCK BRANNAMAN is a horse gentler—not a horse "breaker"—who has started more than 10,000 young horses in his clinics. VIDEOS: Movie trailer for “Buck,” based on life of “horse whisperer” Buck Brannaman.

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  • Posted June 4, 2012

    Worth the time to read.

    If you're looking for a 'horse-training guide', this isn't it. But if you're looking for some guidance, this is amazing. Buck has an amazing insight into not only the horse, but people as well. You may not learn to break a horse, but you will learn to understand him a little better. The insight in invaluable both in horse and human relationships.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2003

    There's not enough words......

    This is a great book that everyone should read, unless you live in a cave. Buck is great teacher of horsemanship, but it's not just about horses...it's about life. Buck shares his life's lessons. You'll laugh and you'll cry. You may even want to come see him at a clinic. He's a very special person and a great helper of the horses. Enjoy!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    Sandie

    If you're a horse person, you have to read this book! It's not exactly the same as the movie, it has some similar stories, but more added to them, and several that aren't in the movie. Very touching and interesting book. Use the Lend Me feature to share it with your friends!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2012

    I give Buck 5 stars on this. Buck writes just like he talks. It'

    I give Buck 5 stars on this. Buck writes just like he talks. It's just simple, to the point, with a little humour sprinkled throughout. Here's a guy who came from some humble and pretty rough conditions, He used those, not as an excuse but a reason, to make something of himself and then share that with the rest of us. His passion for what he does is obvious. It is an honest and very open account of the hardships and sacrifices he has made for 'The Faraway Horses'.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 5, 2012

    A must read!

    A very heart felt story. I am always amazed how good people can come from such sad places.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 29, 2012

    Very good read!

    If you liked the movie ,Buck, you will enjoy the book. It is basically the story of the book.You get more depth into his life's story ,and some great bits of wisdom.Not a book about how to train horses ,but a story about how training horses connects to how you live your life.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 17, 2011

    Loved it

    Wonderfully told, a "risen from the ashes" sort of tale. Amazing horseman, and an even bigger man.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    Great book!

    Buck tells a great story of his life, and gives alot of good information on horses. I loved this book!!! Very inspiring!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Inpiring!!!!!!

    The why buck was raised than the way he treats his horses. There just arent any word to describe it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2012

    Horseman of the year

    Buck is a guy i admire and look up to. I see myself like buck in many ways and methods . He is someone you could sitnext to for hours and talk and never get bored. Go watch the DVD "BUCK" and you will see a fraction of what this man is about.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 9, 2011

    Wicked awesome!

    This book is a fantastic story about relationships not only human but horse and human.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2001

    Wonderful!

    Even if you don't know a thing about horses this book will help you just to learn how to deal with people. Buck is compassionate, wise and humorous. There's no one like him. Thank God for the horse's sakes and the lovers of horses he's around.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2001

    BUY THE BOOK!!!

    I was fortunate enough to get one of the first copies in WV, and read it cover to cover in one sitting (worth losing sleep to finish it!) This is not your average horse training book, its Buck's life history and how he relates his life with the horse. You will laugh and cry several times before you finish, but you will also meet an incredible human being who has spent a lifetime working to help the horse and the human find a better way.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2014

    An excellent book about horsemanship. I really enjoyed it.

    An excellent book about horsemanship. I really enjoyed it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Ponyville

    Now here

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Stardust

    Flys in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

    The REAL Horse whisperer.

    Throughout the years there have been many arguments and claims to the title " Horse Whisperer". This man has truly earned it and is one of the pioneers in natural horsemanship. It would be awesome if everyone looked at horses in the same light as Buck.

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  • Posted March 17, 2012

    Good read

    Buck knows what he is talking about making for a good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2011

    Beautiful

    This was a touching story tha makes you laugh and cry and allows you to start looking a things differently. A must read!!

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    Posted October 15, 2011

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