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“Discipline isn't a dirty word. Far from it. Discipline is the one thing that separates us from chaos and anarchy. Discipline implies timing. It's the precursor to good behavior, and it never comes from bad behavior. People who associate discipline with punishment are wrong: with discipline, punishment is unnecessary.”
Buck Brannaman, The Faraway Horses: The Adventures and Wisdom of One of America's Most Renowned Horsemen
“Solutions to problems often come from knowing when to ask for help.”
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“As a rider, you must slowly and methodically show your horse what is appropriate. You also have to discourage what's inappropriate, not by making the inappropriate impossible, but by making it difficult so that the horse himself chooses appropriate behavior. You can't choose it for him; you can only make it difficult for him to make the wrong choices. If, however, you make it impossible for him to make the wrong choices, you're making war.”
Buck Brannaman, The Faraway Horses: The Adventures and Wisdom of One of America's Most Renowned Horsemen
“In life, we don't know why things happen. I believe God is not responsible for the bad things that happen to you. Sometimes I think He's responsible for the good things, but sometimes it's something you shape up for yourself.”
Buck Brannaman, The Faraway Horses: The Adventures and Wisdom of One of America's Most Renowned Horsemen
“Gentle in what you do, Firm in how you do it”
Buck Brannaman
“They say nerves heal real slowly. Lots of things about us heal real slowly.”
Buck Brannaman, The Faraway Horses: The Adventures and Wisdom of One of America's Most Renowned Horsemen
“The road may bend out of sight at times, but I know what lies ahead: the faraway horses.”
Buck Brannaman, The Faraway Horses: The Adventures and Wisdom of One of America's Most Renowned Horsemen
“Timing is everything.”
Buck Brannaman, The Faraway Horses: The Adventures and Wisdom of One of America's Most Renowned Horsemen
“I've often told people who ask if there is a God: Get around enough people with horses and see what happens. See how they survive in spite of all the things they do, and you'll become a believer!”
Buck Brannaman
“As parents, we have a chance when our children are young to turn them into good citizens rather than wait for the government to raise them for us.”
Buck Brannaman, Faraway Horses: The Adventures and Wisdom of One of America's Most Renowned Horsemen
“When working with a horse, particularly a troubled horse, you’ll notice that he will spend a good portion of his time avoiding contact, physical and mental.”
Buck Brannaman, Faraway Horses: The Adventures and Wisdom of One of America's Most Renowned Horsemen
“The important thing is to make sure the last word you have with the horse is good for both of you.”
Buck Brannaman, Faraway Horses: The Adventures and Wisdom of One of America's Most Renowned Horsemen
“Once Buck gets a saddle on a young clinic horse he goes through all the same actions he had previously done with the horse unsaddled. This is to reinforce that the horse has nothing to fear after the saddle is cinched up.”
Buck Brannaman, Faraway Horses: The Adventures and Wisdom of One of America's Most Renowned Horsemen
“If the horse hurts an owner, the animal gets the blame. The BLM also created a program in which prisoners are given the opportunity to work with captive wild horses. They gentle them and get them to the point where they are ridable. This is an excellent idea.”
Buck Brannaman, Faraway Horses: The Adventures and Wisdom of One of America's Most Renowned Horsemen
“The BLM also created a program in which prisoners are given the opportunity to work with captive wild horses. They gentle them and get them to the point where they are ridable. This is an excellent idea.”
Buck Brannaman, Faraway Horses: The Adventures and Wisdom of One of America's Most Renowned Horsemen
“Most of you who are reading this book feel a deep-down ancient bond, a connection between yourself and horses.”
Buck Brannaman, Faraway Horses: The Adventures and Wisdom of One of America's Most Renowned Horsemen
“I’ve often told people who ask if there is a God: “Get around enough people with horses and see what happens. See how they survive in spite of all the things that they do, and you’ll become a believer!”
Buck Brannaman, Faraway Horses: The Adventures and Wisdom of One of America's Most Renowned Horsemen


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