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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bibb Frazier ...
Betty Staley ...
Gwynn Turnbull Weaver ...
Shayne Jackson ...
Annette Venteicher ...
Reata Brannaman ...
Nevada Watt ...
Mary Brannaman ...
Johnny France ...
Betsy Shirley ...
Paige Morris ...
Bill Seaton ...


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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16 February 2012 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Buck - Der wahre Pferdeflüsterer  »

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


$4,023,123 (USA) (23 September 2011)

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When life gives you lemons, become the Horse Whisperer
10 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"You can discipline and discourage, or you can discipline and encourage." Buck Brannaman, better known as the Horse Whisperer, is really good at the second half of that quote.

Buck Brannaman has had to go through a lot in order to become the person who he is today. This spellbinding documentary follows the life of the Horse Whisperer and the awe he carries with him wherever he goes. He is the psychiatrist that works on the relationship between the horse and the human. It's Buck's story, though, that really sets him apart from others that might be like him. He has had to overcome numerous mountains in order to be the person people know him as.

Every interview that was shown in the documentary was emotional and truly heartfelt. The people that truly know Buck really understand the difficulties that he had to go through.

Switching gears, the music and camera work were on point. The shots that were captured and the music that was played with every interview, every story, every moment made the documentary what it is, outstanding!

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