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

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Nearly every week of the year, Buck Brannaman is on the road, conducting horsemanship clinics in which he teaches horse owners how to better understand and work with their animals, creating a relationship based on trust and respect rather than force. His methods are grounded in communicating with horses, on reading their body language and making them feel secure so horse and rider can achieve a true union. Buck's skill at starting young horses off right and reforming troubled horses has become legendary (indeed, the main character in the best-seller and movie "The Horse Whisperer" was based largely on him), and part of the reason is that he knows firsthand how a frightened horse feels. Growing up with an abusive father, BucK often feared he wouldn't live through the night. Rescued by a foster home, he found his calling - and salvation - in working with horses. In "The Faraway Horses", Buck recounts his moving, inspiring and often-humorous adventures along the way. He writes of the horses he's learned from - including Bif, the dangerous outlaw who eventually became one of Buck's most trusted and useful mounts. He tells of the owners he's taught (from the good to the horrifying, such as the trainer who used abuse to make her show Arabians look "spirited"), and shares stories of the horse-rider relationships he's changed. "These principles are really about life - about living your life so you're not at war with the horse, or with other people", Buck writes. At heart, this rich and rewarding autobiography is ultimately a prescription for living a positive and harmonious existence - whether it involves horses or not.

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Buck Brannaman-a mix of mentor, legend, and folk hero to the thousands who attend his colt-starting and horsemanship clinics each year-is the inspiration for the novel and feature film The Horse Whisperer. The author of Ranch Roping and coauthor of Believe: A Horseman's Journey, he has started more than 10,000 young horses in his clinics. He lives with his wife, Mary, and their three daughters in Sheridan, Wyoming. William Reynolds is the associate publisher of Cowboys & Indians magazine and the author of The Art of the Western Saddle, winner of the American Horse Publications 2004 Equine Book of the Year. He lives with his family in Santa Ynez, California. John Pruden is a professional voice actor who records audiobooks, corporate and online training narrations, animation and video game characters, and radio and TV commercials. His exposure to many people, places, and experiences throughout his life-from his wide array of jobs early in life; to his Army service as a UH-60 Black Hawk assault helicopter pilot; to his travels through forty-four U.S. states, South America, Europe, and Asia; to his experience in professional improv and competitive singing-provides a solid creative foundation from which to draw for his intelligent audiobook narrations and gritty but sensitive vocal characterizations. His audiobooks include The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt, which was chosen by the Washington Post as the best audiobook of 2011.
Published December 1, 2001 by The Lyons Press. 272 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Sports & Outdoors, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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