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

The Faraway Horses

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


Published: 1st July 2003
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"I've started horses since I was 12 years old and have been bit, kicked, bucked off and run over. I've tried every physical means to contain my horse in an effort to keep from getting myself killed. I started to realize that things would come much easier for me once I learned why a horse does what he does. This method works well for me because of the kinship that develops between horse and rider. " --Buck Brannaman

In THE FARAWAY HORSES, Brannaman shares his methods for training and  provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Robert Redford's movie The Horse Whisperer, for which he was the technical advisor. *Authoratative figure in horsemanship
*Reveals the key to understanding animals
BUCK BRANNAMAN is a horse gentler--not a horse "breaker"--who has started more than 10,000 young horses in his clinics. He lives with his family in Sheridan, Wyoming.

WILLIAM REYNOLDS is the associate publisher of Cowboys & Indians magazine. He lives with his family in Santa Ynez, California.



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  • Deeply Informative
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  • Rich Resource
  • Well Written


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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

    Forewordp. ix
    Introductionp. 1
    Growing Painsp. 3
    The Buckskin Glovesp. 35
    On My Ownp. 55
    Learning to Listenp. 83
    The Fallp. 97
    Welfarep. 117
    Down the Roadp. 131
    Playing Polop. 163
    Farther Along the Roadp. 175
    Horse Problems and People Problemsp. 199
    Maryp. 219
    Whisperingsp. 229
    Afterwordp. 253
    Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

    ISBN: 9781585748631
    ISBN-10: 1585748633
    Series: Lyons Press Ser.
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 288
    Published: 1st July 2003
    Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.5  x 1.9
    Weight (kg): 0.38