The Faraway Horses
The Adventures and Wisdom of One of America’s Most Renowned Horsemen
The Faraway Horses, which was the inspiration for the Sundance Film Festival’s award-winning documentary Buck in 2011, is Buck Brannaman’s richly textured and stunning account of his life from an abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses.
A real-life ‘horse-whisperer’, Buck possesses near magical abilities as he dramatically transforms horses—and people—with his understanding, compassion, and respect.
A truly American story about a cowboy and sage, The Faraway Horses tells the tale of the extraordinary life of an extraordinary man. At heart, this rich and rewarding memoir is a roadmap for living a harmonious and honourable existence among horses and humans. This updated edition features a new foreword and introduction.
‘I’ve started horses since I was 12 years old and have been bit, kicked, bucked off and run over. I’ve tried every physical means to contain my horse in an effort to keep from getting myself killed. I started to realize that things would come much easier for me once I learned why a horse does what he does. This method works well for me because of the kinship that develops between horse and rider’. Buck Brannaman
Reviews for The Faraway Horses
Hi skill, understanding, and his gentle, loving heart have parted the clouds for countless troubled creatures. Buck is the Zen master of the horse world.
Nicholas Evans, author of The Horse Whisperer
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.
This book is written in a straightforward style that keeps the reader wanting to learn more. Readers will enjoy the poignant life of one of America’s top cowboys. It is nice to know that the horse has an advocate like Buck Brannaman.
Equal parts life history and specifics of dealing with challenging horses, Brannaman’s wisdom is not just suited to horse, but will resonate for anyone who wants to live more harmoniously.
Big Sky Journal