The Faraway Horses

The Faraway Horses

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by Buck Brannaman, William Reynolds
     
 

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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. His methods are grounded in communicating with horses, on reading their body language and making them feel secure so

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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. His methods are grounded in communicating with horses, on reading their body language and making them feel secure so horse and rider can achieve a true union. Buck's skill at starting young horses off right and reforming troubled horses has become legendary (indeed, the main character in the best-seller and movie The Horse Whisperer was based largely on him), and part of the reason is that he knows firsthand how a frightened horse feels. Growing up with an abusive father, Buck often feared he wouldn't live through the night. Rescued by a foster home, he found his calling - and salvation - in working with horses. In The Faraway Horses, Buck recounts his moving, inspiring, and often humorous adventures along the way. He writes of the horses he's learned from - including Bif, the dangerous outlaw who eventually became one of Buck's most trusted and useful mounts. He tells of the owners he's taught (from the good to the horrifying, such as the trainer who used abuse to make her show Arabians look "spirited"), and share stories of the horse-rider relationships he's changed. "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 positive and harmonious existence - whether it involves horses or not.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585743520
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2001
Edition description:
First edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

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Faraway Horses 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
TBPiscitelli More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Bulldancer More than 1 year ago
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'.
horseluvr More than 1 year ago
A very heart felt story. I am always amazed how good people can come from such sad places.
horsekpr More than 1 year ago
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.
aimee mattson More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully told, a "risen from the ashes" sort of tale. Amazing horseman, and an even bigger man.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buck tells a great story of his life, and gives alot of good information on horses. I loved this book!!! Very inspiring!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The why buck was raised than the way he treats his horses. There just arent any word to describe it!
Jodie West More than 1 year ago
This book is a fantastic story about relationships not only human but horse and human.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
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Taureau More than 1 year ago
An excellent book about horsemanship. I really enjoyed it.
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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.
Love_to_Read5549 More than 1 year ago
Buck knows what he is talking about making for a good read.
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Cowboy_in_new_orleans More than 1 year ago
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.
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