Horses Will Do Anything for a "Buck"


It doesn't matter if you're or a "horse person" (we all know one) or not, the story of Buck Brannaman will entertain you. This is the guy who was the inspiration for the Robert Redford film The Horse Whisperer and he travels the country setting up week-long camps where equestrians can bring their steeds and learn his unique method for training them and cutting down their bad behavior. His story has been brought to film as Buck, a look at his practice and showing how he deals with a horse seemingly beyond reprieve. Buck rides to DVD on October 4th and to celebrate its release into the wild we're giving away a copy to one lucky reader.

The Audience Award winner at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, Buck is a richly textured and visually stunning film. It follows Buck Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. A real-life “horse whisperer,” he eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment. Buck possesses near magical abilities as he dramatically transforms horses – and people – with his understanding, compassion and respect.

buck_posterFor a chance to win, you just have to do two things...

1) "Like" JustPressPlay on Facebook (or click "Like" on the Facebook box in the upper left-hand corner) - and a tweet wouldn't hurt. Wink.

2) Leave a comment on this article telling us your favorite movie about horses

The contest ends on October 10th, 2011. One entry per person. Many will enter few will win. By few, we mean 1. Entry for contest must be left as a comment on this contest (article) to be counted. Winners will be notified via e-mail. If the winner does not respond with one week to claim their prize, a new winner will be chosen, or whatever.

Lex Walker • Editor

He's a TV junkie with a penchant for watching the same movie six times in one sitting. If you really want to understand him you need to have grown up on Sgt. Bilko, Alien, Jurassic Park and Five Easy Pieces playing in an infinite loop. Recommend something to him - he'll watch it.


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