A small movie with big heart has been winning over audiences on the film festival circuit this year, and now horse enthusiasts have the opportunity to study with the man behind the film. The movie Buck follows the life of Buck Brannaman, the real-life Horse Whisperer who inspired the 1998 movie.
Buck documents Brannaman's life, from his abusive childhood to his unusual approach to horse-training. Today, Buck teaches people to communicate with horses through instinct, not punishment. He seems to have the ability to not only transform horses, but also people, through his understanding, compassion and respect.
Brannaman has several horse clinics scheduled around the country beginning this month and running through November. Locations include Lexington, KY, Bay Harbor, MI, Eagle Co, Pitsstown, NJ and many others. There are clinics available for any level rider, from newbies to the experienced. For more information on attending one of Buck's clinics or to see the full schedule, visit Brannaman.com.
Buck was screened at SXSW, and won the U.S. Documentary Competition Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. Next up, the movie will be featured in the Sarasota Film Festival on April 14 & 15. You can purchase tickets here. Buck hits theaters in June.