The Moviegoer: Buck (Meehl, 2011)

Early in the documentary Buck, Dan "Buck" Brannaman tells a crowd of attentive, aspiring horse trainers that there are rarely "people with horse problems" but most often "horses with people problems." Yes, Buck is interesting because he’s a primary inspiration for Robert Redford’s 1998 drama The Horse Whisperer, but his story becomes especially fascinating as we learn of what this real-life horse whisperer has endured to become a magical horseman.Buck possesses an uncanny ability to train hors … [Read more...]


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