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Believe: A Horseman’s Journey by Buck Brannaman
Continuing the noted horseman’s quest to help and heal. In his best-selling The Faraway Horses, Buck Brannaman, extraordinary trainer and acknowledged inspiration for The Horse Whisperer, described how he found his calling and honed his art and craft. In the year since the book’s publication and following its widespread acclaim, the universal application of Brannaman’s approach to interpersonal relationships has struck a responsive chord in the equestrian community and with the public at large.
Believe continues to chronicle the man’s efforts as a catalyst and a mentor as we meet thirteen people with whom he has worked. Through their own words and through Brannaman’s perceptive introductions to each essay, we experience first-hand the hope and confidence that he has instilled in these individuals and in their horses. Among them are:
• Sherry, who learned to replace fear of the unknown with knowledge of reality;
• Theresa, who, through teaching her horse to accept the saddle and bridle, acquired patience and a sense of timing;
• Sissy, who credits her ability to cope with a life-threatening illness to Brannaman’s inspiring words and deeds;
• Nicole, who developed confidence and a sense of teamwork while her horse learned not to fear independence;
• Diane, who discovered the value of releasing life’s past traumas;
• Shane, who saw horses forge a bond between himself and the son he thought he had lost forever.
(Softcover, 178 pages)
The Faraway Horses (Soft Cover) by Buck Brannaman
The Adventures and Wisdom of One of America’s Most Renowned Horsemen
Nearly every week of the year, Buck Brannaman can be found conducting his horsemanship clinics all around the country. His method of training is one based on communicating with horses, on reading their body language and making them feel safe so that horse and rider can achieve a true union. In The Faraway Horses, he shares the knowledge he has cultivates over a lifetime.
This moving, inspiring, and often humorous book gives horse owners the keys to understanding their horses, giving them a good start, and solving such problems as trailer loading, leading and aggression. Along with instruction, Buck provides illustrative stories from his own experience. He tells of his abusive childhood, which led him to take solace in horses and helped him to see the horse’s point of view. He speaks of the owners and horses whose relationships he has changed.
Buck Brannaman is a horse “gentler” who has started thousands of young horses in his clinics over the past twenty years. When not traveling on his busy clinic schedule, he lives with his wife Mary and their daughters in Sheridan, Wyoming.
(soft cover, color photos, 256 pgs.)