Sunday, July 17, 2011

Go See "Buck" Now!

Go see “Buck” right now. It’s in over 200 movie theatres around the country and it will make you feel so good. Director Cindy Meehl has never made a movie but after her second clinic with Buck Brannaman, she decided that she had to share what he taught her with as many people as she could. It's about people and their hopes and fears and anger and how the horses are wise enough to be able to heal them.

I hope that Cindy does incredibly well with this movie because it will help enormously to change people's views about horses and about not being ruled or tormented by what has happened in the past - allowing us all to move on.

I am so impressed by Guy Mossman, who is one of the cinematographers, and also shot the video I made up in Vermont a couple of summers ago about the family farm and Eco Apples. His work on “Buck” is breathtaking, allowing you to feel that you are right in the middle of what is happening. I was fortunate that Cindy Meehl's local movie theatre is also mine, so I was able to meet her and listen to her talk about making the movie. It is something that she can really be proud of accomplishing after many years of work.

In my own little corner of the world, things are really good around here right now - please don’t let me jinx anything! I can’t believe it’s been a month since I wrote a blog post, but I was getting tired of complaining and telling you about hoof and leg problems. So, at last, both horses are healed, and I am gradually getting over my back injury. I pinched a nerve when I was bailing out the barn after one of our Spring floods, but let’s not go back there anymore.

I will be blogging more frequently, I’m sure, since we are about to have something very exciting happen this Wednesday. So, I’ll be filling you in on that later in the week.

In the meanwhile, I’ll leave you with this thought from Buck Brannaman:

“Over the years, I’ve come across plenty of people who criticize me because they subscribed to the old-school methods of dominating a horse. They worked a horse as if they were going to war with it. And they were. If that’s the way you deal with your horses, it’s the way you deal with your fellow man as well. I just can’t subscribe to that primitive notion of forcing your will on a horse or a human…”
- From “Believe” by Buck Brannaman


Anonymous said...

So glad you and the horses are all doing well!

Lori Skoog said...

Can't wait to see the movie. I've heard many great things about it. Nice to see one of your posts again. Look forward to finding out about the new excitement in your life!

Unknown said...

I enjoyed the movie, he reminded me of Mark Rashid in approach and in demeanor.

Wish I could go to one of his clinics.

Glad everyone is sound and safe! :)

Mikey said...

I really want to see this movie. I like the part about not going to war with a horse. Around here we say "This is a horse you'd go to war with" but we mean WITH, a willing partner who'd walk thru fire right along side you. That's what we like. I can't wait to see it.

detroit dog said...

Wonderful post, and wonderful quote! I'll keep an eye out for the movie in these parts.

And, I'm looking forward to the big surprise!

I'm glad all is well with you and yours.

Grey Horse Matters said...

It's good to hear that you're feeling better and the girls are doing so well. Now I'm wondering what the big surprise is on Wednesday. I haven't seen the movie yet, but when I get some free time I'll look for it. Stay cool.

Deejbrown said...

Glad to hear everyone is well and a movie is out to further our understanding between human and equine. Hope the rest of your summer is peaceful and pain free for all!

Máire said...

How I would love if that movie came to Ireland. Glad things are looking up.