This documentary tells the incredible true story of Buck Brannaman, the unusually perceptive cowboy whose remarkable ability to communicate with horses inspired both Nicholas Evans' novel The Horse Whisperer and the hit Robert Redford film that followed. As a young boy, Brannaman developed a love for the cowboy lifestyle by performing lasso tricks. But one false move meant a merciless beating at the hands of his abusive father, and as a result Brannaman gradually developed the intuition to recognize when horses were in distress. In Buck we not only learn about Brannaman's remarkable life, but also watch as he works closely with horses and their owners to encourage greater communication.
Disc #1 -- Buck 1. Opening Credits [6:00] 2. Leading the Horse [9:46] 3. Watching Oprah [6:50] 4. Operating on a Feel [7:37] 5. Buck's Youngest Daughter [8:07] 6. Guiding Force [5:37] 7. Good Deal Offered [6:10] 8. Ray Hunt [7:16] 9. Almost Grown Up [6:02] 10. Trim Him Down [9:25] 11. In the Trailer [11:30] 12. Ending Credits [4:19]
This documentary is tops! Great photography, humor, tears, and not only a lot of understanding of a better way of dealing with horses, but also a way of looking at and living life and handling relationships. This is a must-see for horse owners, and an interesting biography for those who aren't horse folks. This was a first attempt for Cedar Creek Productions, and it well deserved all the film awards it won at the Sundance Film Festial.