You’ve probably heard of the Horse Whisperer ? Robert Redford made a movie called that – wasn’t bad either.
But the notion for the movie actually came from a real guy – name of Buck Brannaman who has this extraordinary gift for working with horses in a way nobody else seemed to know of. He understands horses – the way they feel and think. So he is able to work with them in new ways without using force – without ‘breaking them’. It’s amazing to see. So here is a documentary called Buck. It was made in 2011. Won awards. If you’ve never seen it I urge you to do so – instead of watching some dude throw a hammer around for an hour or two. Check this out. I leaned a few things watching this. And the joke he tells at the end isn’t bad either.
Movie Info: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/buck/
“Your horse is a mirror to your soul, and sometimes you may not like what you see. Sometimes, you will.” So says Buck Brannaman, a true American cowboy and sage on horseback who travels the country for nine grueling months a year helping horses with people problems. BUCK, a richly textured and visually stunning film, follows Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. A real life “horse-whisperer”, he eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment. Buck possesses near magical abilities as he dramatically transforms horses – and people – with his understanding, compassion and respect. In this film, the animal-human relationship becomes a metaphor for facing the daily challenges of life. A truly American story about an unsung hero, Buck is about an ordinary man who has made an extraordinary life despite tremendous odds. — (C) IFC Films