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7 CLINICS with Buck Brannaman – Discs 1&2: Groundwork

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7 Clinics with Buck Brannaman: Set One
Discs 1 & 2: Groundwork
Buck Brannaman and Cedar Creek Productions

“The biggest challenge in creating the documentary BUCK was taking over 300 hours of footage and cutting it down to 88 minutes,” says filmmaker Cindy Meehl. “We still hear audiences saying they didn’t want the film to end—they want more Buck!” Introducing 7 CLINICS WITH BUCK BRANNAMAN, a series of seven DVDs featuring over 10 hours of instructional footage collected during the making of the award-winning film.

In the first two DVDs, viewers travel to several Buck Brannaman clinics to learn important groundwork techniques, including: hooking on, leading, halter work, bridling, saddling, backing up, working in circles and half-circles, using the flag, and firming up.

Buck Brannaman travels extensively throughout the country and the world each year, teaching an approach to training and riding horses that he learned from spending years as a student of the renowned horsemen Tom Dorrance and Ray Hunt. His natural horsemanship approach benefits all levels and types of riders, and has inspired and revolutionized the equestrian world. Due to the success of the highly acclaimed 2011 documentary BUCK, a new awareness of his methodology has extended the reach of his wisdom far into the mainstream (brannaman.com).

Cindy Meehl met Buck Brannaman at one of his horsemanship clinics in 2003. She founded Cedar Creek Productions, LLC, in 2008 in order to make the feature documentary film BUCK, which has been hailed by audiences and critics around the world. Meehl lives in Connecticut with her husband, writer Brian Meehl, two daughters, four dogs, and two horses

2 DVDs • 158 minutes
These DVDS are “All Region” so will be playable in all countries.

Buck on the Importance of Groundwork – INTRO DISC 1

Director Cindy Meehl’s Introduction about the DVD Series

14 reviews for 7 CLINICS with Buck Brannaman – Discs 1&2: Groundwork

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    I bought this DVD set prior to attending one of Buck’s clinics. It was so very helpful to help me get started and to know what to expect when attending the clinic. Sometimes I have trouble understanding in a clinic situation and this set helped me have time to get things straighter in my mind so that I was ready to try and ready with questions. I was not so nervous attending the clinic and meeting Buck also. A very helpful set of DVD’s for someone starting out.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Loved this series. So much great information. Educational and Inspirational!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have bought the entire set and LOVE IT!! Of all the training dvd’s I’ve purchased I’ve found this set the most user friendly and useful in my journey. THANK YOU

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    Love this set. I watched it before attending a Buck clinic, and it was a great introduction to what Buck teaches, but now that I’ve attended a Buck clinic, I’m able to get so much more out of the set.

  5. Rated 3 out of 5


    Not as in depth as I would like since they were shooting for the Buck film instead of a how to.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have watched the DVD’s several times and each time I pick up something new. There is a basic simple wisdom in his exercises. Doing the lessons on the ground transfers to doing them in the saddle. When I try the exercises with my horse it is not as easy as Buck makes it look on the videos. Many timesI have to go back and see the moves again. The foundation exercises are something you can build on for advanced moves. His instructions work. I can highly recommend the 7 Clinics DVDs.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    These DVDs are not intended as a step-by-step method but the exercises demonstrated will benefit any horse. No matter where you are in your horsemanship journey something different will jump out at you each time you watch.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dominique Wood

    I watch it often and get something new from it each time! Love this series!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jodie Davis

    As others wrote, these DVDs were shot at Buck’s clinics, so don’t expect a step-by-step program. What you’ll find is Buck demonstrating his techniques and working with his students on the same. Watching both sure helps when you go to do it yourself. There is so much richness in the 7 Clinics disc that I have watched them over and over and pick up more and more each time. Amazingly valuable!

  10. Rated 4 out of 5


    An amazing resource! I find myself repeating phrases from the series over and over as I am working with my horse. Buck’s manner seems to back up the gentle nature used in his training. A really valuable reference guide!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Julie S

    This series is beyond excellent. My husband and I watch and re-watch these constantly. There is so much finesse to Buck’s timing and feel that it is amazing to watch. These videos have helped us out with some difficult situations and really made us into better horseman. Every time we watch, we pick up something new. Every time we have an issue we are having trouble with, we can go to these videos and find new things to try. These have given us confidence and an amazing tool kit of useful skills. Beyond that I truly think Buck’s inspirational horsemanship has made our horses happier because we have learned how to listen to them, how to communicate with them, and how to do right by them.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chuck Mollenhauer

    The whole series of clinic videos have been super helpful, but I find myself returning to the ground work one the most. After seeing Buck in person the videos just make so much more sense. Great value.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have watched these DVDs over and over. Every time I watch I pick up something new that I missed the time before. They have helped my horse and I become have a better partnership. I have been to observe 2 clinics, and these DVD are great to watch before and after a live clinic.
    Buck is awesome.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5


    This DVD is best for those of us who attend and participate in Buck Brannaman’s clinics. I use it as my go-to reference for many “now, how do I do that again?” kind of questions. Let’s say I’m working on the half circle, but can’t remember where the front feet are supposed to be. I slip Disc 2 into my computer or DVD player and there’s Buck, demonstrating the half circle to a group of horseman at one of his clinics, complete with ongoing commentary as he moves his horse from one side of the arena to the next. I’ve watched this series dozens of times. There are drawbacks, though. Each disc has a menu, but it can be hard sometimes to find wheat you’re looking for (I typed up my own outline). And because the video comprises “leftover” footage from the Buck documentary, the compilation can seem like a hodgepodge of topics at times. Still, if you are already familiar with a Buck Foundation clinic, this is a good library of Buck’s exercises.

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