This series of DVDs could be your ticket to a really nice horse. Regardless of what your equine discipline/interest may be, you will find information and techniques that you can use.
7 Clinics is extensive footage from the filming of the award-winning documentary “Buck”. While “Buck” was designed for a wide audience, this series is geared more to the equine aficionado looking for self-education and a better relationship with their (or any) horse. It has been thoughtfully and professionally edited to move seamlessly from clinic to clinic covering the materials presented at each in a cohesive fashion.
I have attended several Buck clinics over the years as both a participant and an observer. Either way, one is exposed to a wealth of excellent information and not a small amount of entertainment. Other than not being physically present, almost every aspect of a clinic comes through on this set.
Watching participants progress throughout the clinic is always interesting. Those who are focused and came to learn will invariably have the “aha” moment when things click with them and their horse and the techniques start to fall into place. That moment is a wonderful thing! Even more can be learned from those having problems as Buck walks them through the process of coming out better.
There is way more happening than can be assimilated in one viewing. Buck’s philosophy/methods work for anyone who considers riding and building horsemanship skills as an endless journey of improvement and education. I don’t think I can overstate the value especially of the emphasis on groundwork. I only wish I had been exposed to this caliber of horsemanship years earlier. I certainly would have saved both myself and my horses a lot of frustration and mishaps not to mention some unscheduled dismounts!
If you ever have the opportunity to attend a Brannaman clinic I highly recommend it. In the mean time, this set of DVDs is the next best thing!