Contest Giveaway: Signed 'Buck' Poster & Copy Of 'Faraway Horses'

by Kevin Jagernauth
June 14, 2011 3:09 AM
19 Comments
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One of the highlights of this year's Sundance Film Festival was Cindy Meehl's "Buck," a documentary about real life horse whisperer Buck Brannaman whose equine experience has made him practically a legend. The film took home the Sundance Festival Audience Award, and when we caught up with it at SXSW, it definitely won us over. With the film now set to hit theaters this Friday, June 17th we're happy to give one lucky reader the chance to win a poster signed by Buck Brannaman himself as well as a copy of "Faraway Horses," his official biography.

"Your horse is a mirror to your soul, and sometimes you may not like what you see. Sometimes, you will." So says Buck Brannaman, a true American cowboy and sage on horseback who travels the country for nine grueling months a year helping horses with people problems.

"Buck," follows 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. In this film, the animal-human relationship becomes a metaphor for facing the daily challenges of life. A truly American story about an unsung hero, "Buck" is about an ordinary man who has made an extraordinary life despite tremendous odds.

For a chance to win, email us the name of the film that Buck Brannaman served as a technical advisor on. Please include your full name and mailing address. Good luck!

Update: Contest is closed, the winner will be contacted by email. Thanks!

Contest is open to U.S. residents only.

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19 Comments

  • Cherie' Slimp | June 19, 2011 2:54 AMReply

    How do I find out Buck's schedule of events..is he coming to the Reno or Carson City area at all this year? I would love to go! Thanks again..sorry for the second posting.. I need help with my mustang, Breeze!

  • Cherie' Slimp | June 19, 2011 2:50 AMReply

    What an amazing man! I would love to have Buck work with my Mustang, Breeze...she needs him! I am sure he would teach me a lot of things about her, that's for sure! I want to be able to enjoy her, instead of dealing with her continuous stubborn streaks. How do I find out when the movie will be playing in my area, which is in South Lake Tahoe, CA or even Carson City, Nevada? Anxious to see the movie.

  • Joanne Blake | June 17, 2011 11:38 AMReply

    Can't wait to see the film.I've worked with Tom and worked with Ray and look forward to meeting Buck and other like-minded people.

  • Gillian Lee | June 15, 2011 11:17 AMReply

    It was the Horse Whisperer. My favourite actor Robert Redford and horses what more could a woman want?!

    I am in the UK so not valid.

  • Carol Anne McRoberts | June 14, 2011 10:20 AMReply

    The name of the movie was The Horse Whisperer

    my entry submitted

  • Cindy Alleman | June 14, 2011 4:53 AMReply

    I feel so fortunate to have attended last nights screening at the Autry Museum. Happy to have shared this film with my buddies from 40 Something Cowgirls too. Thanks Buck for taking pictures with us :) Linda H went home on Cloud 9. Thank you for sharing your story and inspiring us all to become better people....

  • Jacqui | June 14, 2011 4:44 AMReply

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  • Leslie taggart | June 14, 2011 4:40 AMReply

    Wow. I tried to be able to email you. But during the daytime big pages like this dont load well on a phone. I an surprised cv some of the comments about emailing you and being threatened with not want to win . . . Maybe i wouldn want to win a contest where people are not nice to others. Yet another attribute of buck. . . Patience and understanding. Try some people. It will make your everyday life so much better. I promise :)

  • Karen | June 14, 2011 4:37 AMReply

    I know a horse that really needs Mr. Brannaman.

    Would love to him work with this horse so my friend can ride!

  • judie Stahl | June 14, 2011 4:34 AMReply

    I am excited to see this movie. It is showing in my local
    area, Rhinebeck - Upstate Films - on July 1. I am going with two friends.

    I had the best time of my life at the Buck Clinic I attended a few years ago in Maine. My horse and I were on different pages for three days. The fourth day, after I asked for help, everything changed. My whole life turned around after that day. I thank Buck for helping my horse to help me be a wiser human for myself and for everyone else, especially my horse.

    Judie Stahl

  • Helen Chandler | June 14, 2011 4:28 AMReply

    Need email address please so I can enter to win. The link doesn't work for me. Thanks

  • Linda Peterson | June 14, 2011 4:21 AMReply

    The Horse whisperer

  • Edward Davis | June 14, 2011 4:19 AMReply

    Did you guys miss the part where it says "email" us to win? Or do you purposely not want to win? :)

  • Sydney Brooks | June 14, 2011 4:17 AMReply

    The Horse Whisperer was the film on which he was advisor. Robert Redford, actually knowing horses, was very believable.

  • Elizabeth Hughes | June 14, 2011 4:15 AMReply

    The Horse Whisperer

  • Rosemarie Bandura | June 14, 2011 4:15 AMReply

    Horse Whisperer! Can't wait till this movie comes to BC, Canada!

  • Pam Egert | June 14, 2011 4:14 AMReply

    The Horse Wisperer - one of the best films ever!

  • Linda McAuliffe | June 14, 2011 4:10 AMReply

    The Horse Whisperer - my favorite film!

  • Sue Pollard | June 14, 2011 4:08 AMReply

    It was The Horse Whisperer, and it was AWESOME!!!

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