Whispers of wisdom for all
THEY say Buck Brannaman helps people with their horse problems.
However, the man himself sees his job in a different light entirely.
‘‘ I help horses with their people problems,’’ he says.
Once you witness Buck ( pictured) in action in this absorbing documentary that carries his name, you will not doubt his statement for a moment.
Though credited by actor- filmmaker Robert Redford as a powerful influence upon his movie adaptation of The Horse Whisperer, there is more to Buck Brannaman than just a mystical understanding of all things equine.
In his own quiet, unassuming way, Buck is teaching a better way of life to anyone who might be looking for same.
This might sound like a pile of touchy- feely tosh. However, once you get to know Buck, his homespun philosophy – borne out of a tragically unhappy childhood – makes perfectly persuasive sense.
While the film might come across as little soft- serve for hardline doco buffs, everyone will feel better for this quality time spent in the company of Buck Brannaman.
If horses could talk – especially the wild or fragile beasts that immediately fall under the spell of his calming presence – they would tell you the exact same thing.