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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (398 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Buck Brannaman Narrator: John Prude Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Nearly every week of the year, Buck Brannaman is 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. Buck’s skill has become the stuff of legend—in fact, the main character in Robert Redford’s film The Horse Whisperer was based largely on him, and he served as the director’s technical adviser during the shoot.

“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 a prescription for living a harmonious existence—whether it involves horses or not.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Buck Brannaman is part of a lineage of skilled horsemen, and for the horses he works with, it is about trust and understanding, not submission.”

    Robert Redford

  • “When it comes to horses, Buck Brannaman is part guru, part psychologist, and all cowboy. He’s a 19th century man in a 21st-century world, and his life is at once inspirational and instructive.”

    Tom Brokaw

  • “Buck Brannaman is no ordinary horseman. He is demonstrating his way of turning frightened horses into friends, a way that has more to do with respect and trust than mastery or manhandling.”


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jessica Hatchigan | 2/5/2014

    " Anyone who cares about communication should read this book. Brannaman focuses on how people can better communicate with horses, but there are takeaways for many other aspects of communication - especially cross-cultural communication. Empathy, a clean sheet of paper approach, and a dismissal of assumptions work with horses and my observation is that it often works with people as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Linda | 1/31/2014

    " Good first half, his biography, second half is about training but without the specifics to be helpful to one hoping to learn. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rachel Bucher | 1/27/2014

    " this book was amazing i love this book to death this is the best auto biography ive ever read ill never read a better book than this "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kerri | 1/20/2014

    " Loved it. Buck had a tough beginning to his life but he came out the other side with such love and compassion for horses. A truly heart-felt book. Loved it! "

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About the Author

Buck Brannaman, a 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 and their three daughters in Sheridan, Wyoming.