31 Best Buck Brannaman Quotes

31 Best Buck Brannaman Quotes

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Buck Brannaman is a world class horse trainer and horsemanship expert from Montana. He inspired the 2011 movie “Buck”, which documents his life and career. He currently lives on a 1200-acre ranch in Sheridan, Wyoming with his wife and their three daughters.

“A lot of the times, rather than helping people with horse problems, I’m helping horses with people problems.”

“Anytime you are with a horse, no matter if you are a daily rider, or one who just gets a chance to ride to the mailbox, you are interacting with your horse.”

“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.”

“Doing something right once in a while will far surpass anything done wrong more often.”

“Everything you do with a horse is a dance.”

“Gentle in what you do, Firm in how you do it.”

“Horses and life…it’s all the same to me.”

“Horses are incredibly forgiving. They fill in places we’re not capable of filling ourselves.”

“I started to realize that things would come much easier for me once I learned why a horse does what he does. This method works well for me because of the kinship that develops between horse and rider.”

“If I had a horse buck with me now, I’m a little disappointed. It’s not the end of the world, but I’m a little disappointed if I couldn’t keep the horse out of trouble. Whereas it used to be a source of pride and now it’s sort of a source of shame if I let the horse get that lost.”

“If they couldn’t accept what we had decided to do with our lives, then they weren’t really our friends after all.”

“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.”

“It is a matter of timing and patience…although it may seem nothing is happening on the surface, there may be profound changes occurring a little deeper.”

“It is all about the quality of the communication, not the quantity.”

“I’ve reached a point in life where it’s no longer necessary to try to impress. If they like me the way I am, that’t good. If they don’t, that’s too bad.”

“I’ve started horses since I was 12 years old and have been bit, kicked, bucked off and run over. I’ve tried every physical means to contain my horse in an effort to keep from getting myself killed.”

“Most people think of a feel as when you touch something or someone and what it feels like to your fingers but, a feel can have a thousand different definitions. Sometimes feel is a mental thing. Sometimes feel can happen clear ‘cross the arena. Sort of an invitation from the horse to come to you.”

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it takes to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”

“On a horse there is a perfect position of balance where he doesn’t feel like he’s pushing you along with him or dragging you along with him. Its like two converging currents in a river.”

“Solutions to problems often come from knowing when to ask for help.”

“The cool thing about horses- they don’t have prejudice. They don’t care if you’re tall or thing, dark or light, or if your rich or poor. They don’t care about that. They care about how you make them feel.”

“The horse can just be a great vehicle for some people to overcome things in their life that they might not be able to overcome otherwise.”

“The horse is a mirror to your soul. Sometimes you might not like what you see. Sometimes you will.”

“The road may bend out of sight at times, but I know what lies ahead: the faraway horses.”

“There are no problem horses, only problem riders.”

“They say nerves heal real slowly. Lots of things about us heal real slowly.”

“Timing is everything.”

“Wait for his feet. No matter if you miss your lunch, just hang in there. He is trying to push and get you to yield. He is on his own pressure; you are just fixing it. Don’t try to movie his feet. Leave that to him.”

“Well you learn from making mistakes. It’s that simple.”

“When you’re younger, you ride with 90% physical and 10% mental. But if you could learn how to use 90% mental and 10% physical you’d be better off.”

“Whether it’s horses or whatever it is you do, it doesn’t become an art until your soul goes into what you do.”