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Touching the hearts of horses

Jun 17, 2011

The real-life horse whisperer who inspired the 1998 fictional movie “The Horse Whisperer” starring Robert Redford is now the star of his own documentary that follows the life of the cowboy-philosopher Buck Brannaman. The movie was directed by Cindy Meehl, who shot 300 hours of film following the horse tamer as he works his magic with horses and their owners. Brannaman was raised in Idaho, suffered abuse at hands of his father and ended up in foster care. “The young Buck found solace in horses, and training them became his calling.” The film won the Documentary Audience Award at Sundance this year.

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