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Buck (2011)

PG  |   |  Documentary  |  16 February 2012 (Australia)
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An examination of the life of acclaimed 'horse whisperer' Buck Brannaman, who recovered from years of child abuse to become a well-known expert in the interactions between horses and people.

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An examination of the life of acclaimed 'horse whisperer' Buck Brannaman, who recovered from years of child abuse to become a well-known expert in the interactions between horses and people.

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There's no wisdom worth having that isn't hard won

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Rated PG for thematic elements, mild language and an injury

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Buck - Der wahre Pferdeflüsterer  »

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$67,548 (USA) (17 June 2011)

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$4,023,123 (USA) (23 September 2011)
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The Real Horsewhisperer
27 August 2012 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

You may be thinking, 'A documentary about someone who trains horses? Snooze alert!' Think again. Buck is about an extraordinary man. At 6 he was performing at rodeos. He was also being abused by his father. Now, he is training horses with a revolutionary method, understanding them, and understand those horses masters better than they could even imagine. Buck is his personal journey through life and how he has come to his 'natural horse-training' techniques, a way to 'break a horse' without having to actually break them. His philosophy in horse training reveals a lot about people as well, and how we treat those of our own species. At times, it's hard to get over that this is really nothing more than a big, promotion piece for a (still living) man. But then again, maybe he has something to teach that we could all use. Something to think about.


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