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Believe: A Horseman's Journey
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In his best-selling The Faraway Horses, Buck Brannaman, extraordinary trainer and acknowledged inspiration for The Horse Whisperer, described how he found his calling and honed his art and craft. In the year since the book’s publication and following its widespread acclaim, the universal application of Brannaman’s approach to interpersonal relationships has struck a responsive chord in the equestrian community and with the public at large.
Believe continues to chronicle the man’s efforts as catalyst and mentor as we meet twelve people with whom he has worked. Through their words and through Brannaman’s perceptive introductions to each essay, we experience first-hand the hope and confidence that he has instilled in them and their horses. Among them are:
• Sherry, who learned to replace fear of the unknown with knowledge of reality;
• Theresa, who through teaching her horse to accept the saddle and bridle, acquired patience and a sense of timing;
• Sissy, who credits her ability to cope with a life-threatening illness to Brannaman’s inspiring words and deeds;
• Nicole, who developed confidence and a sense of teamwork while her horse learned not to fear independence;
• Diane, who discovered the value of releasing life’s past traumas;
• Shane, for whom horses forged a bond between himself and the son he was certain he had lost forever.
You will discover through these stories how many untapped dreams and abilities you too possess, and how you can bring them to fruition. So journey with Buck Brannaman, learn from him, and profit from the voyage.
"Others have falsely claimed to be the inspiration for Tom Booker in The Horse Whisperer. The one who truly inspired me was Buck Brannaman. His 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 a remarkable person. Remarkable in that he can communicate on a variety of levels — with people as well as horses — all with one desire, to help free the spirit in everyone involved." Jill Rappaport, Entertainment correspondent on NBC's "Today Show" and co-author of People We Know, Horses They Love
Continuing the noted horseman's quest to help and heal.
About the Author
Buck Brannaman is the widely respected horse gentler whose approach has inspired and revolutionized the equestrian world. When not traveling on his busy clinic schedule, he lives with his wife, Mary, and their three daughters in Sheridan, Wyoming.
William C. Reynolds, associate publisher of Cowboys & Indians magazine, is the coauthor of The Faraway Horses. He lives with his family in California's Santa Ynez Valley.
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