BUCK Releases in Theaters on Friday

"Abused horses are like abused children. They trust no one and expect the worst. But patience, leadership, compassion and firmness can help them overcome their pasts.""Abused horses are like abused children. They trust no one and expect the worst. But patience, leadership, compassion and firmness can help them overcome their pasts."

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"Abused horses are like abused children. They trust no one and expect the worst. But patience, leadership, compassion and firmness can help them overcome their pasts." -Buck Brannaman

Buck Brannaman is one cool dude. And by dude, we mean dude. Sporting his trademark chaps and laid-back demeanor, this all-American cowboy knows what it means to get 'bucked' as he parents problem horse owners and their steeds in Sundance Selects' new doc BUCK.

The official 2011 Sundance Film Festival selection gallops into theaters this Friday — just in time for Father's Day! Take Dad to the movies this weekend!

"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, a richly textured and visually stunning film, 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.

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"There's no wisdom worth having that isn't hard won." ~Buck Brannaman