"As a rider, you must slowly and methodically show
your horse what is
appropriate. You also have to discourage
what's inappropriate, not
by making the inappropriate
impossible, but by making
it difficult so that
the horse himself chooses
You can't choose it for
him; you can only make
it difficult for him to
make the wrong choices.
If, however, you make it
impossible for him
to make the wrong choices,
you're making war."
-- Buck Brannaman, The Faraway
The Adventures and Wisdom of One of
America's Most Renowned
people know that I am a movie person. I love movies and always have. I've
watched thousands I'm sure. When you watch that many, Netflix.com is a grand
friend. I rarely go to the theater, and prefer watching them on my computer or
on my little 19" flatscreen TV.
love the Netlix 5-star rating system so they suggest movies for me and more and
I especially love the instant movies that are available with no waiting for a
DVD. I've rated a good number of movies with 5-stars but I saw a movie tonight
that I wanted to rate at 10 stars if I could. It is called Buck and it
is a documentary about Buck Brannaman, who was made famous in The Horse
Whisperer, starring Robert Redford.
The Horse Whisperer sometime back, I thought I might not care for Buck, but I
found out different. It is a special movie and so well done that it kept my
entire attention all the way to the end. What's interesting is what you might
learn about people, and even yourself in the movie.
dedicated his entire life to teaching learning about and teaching others about
horses and more often than not, teaching them about themselves and how to work
with people. He has quite a demanding traveling schedule all over the world. You
can see his website at http://brannaman.com and see his schedule for
interesting is that I am not the least bit a horse person, have little interest
in horses. I was kicked by a horse as a teenager and still have a scar. Another
time I was coaxed into riding I was thrown from a horse and landed unconscious.
And, there were at least one or two similar incidents that convinced me to avoid
being a horseman, yet this movie was fascinating to me. I think I saw more about
people than horses and that fit with me. In fact, there was so much that I could
relate to in the film along with things that I learned from it.
you Netflix fans, this movie is available to watch online. You can see more
about the film at http://www.buckthefilm.com. I highly recommend
"Whether You Have Horses, Dogs, Or Kids, With That Comes A Great
Responsibility. You Have To BE Able To Teach Them To Get Along In The
-- Buck Brannaman
Spread Some Joy Today--Gentleness is a special gift. Use it often.