Originally I had wanted to go see it in Theatres, but sadly the closest place that it was showing was in Pearland, a good ways away from me. Not to mention that tickets were $25 a person.
But I did a little happy dance in my mind when I noticed it on Netflix yesterday, and I decided to watch it.
Now I'm not usually in to the whole 'natural horsemanship' thing, because it's just a big money-making piece of bologna for the most part. So many NH 'specialists' are just in it to get money, and I saw no sense in it. Sure, I take a little here and there from each trainer- I think the 7 games of horsemanship can be helpful and so can lunging for respect in some cases, but otherwise? Nah.
I really was interested in seeing Buck though. And I actually wasn't dissapointed in it, after I'd finally seen it. He had a lot of valid points, and I enjoyed hearing about his life and family, and seeing the way that he taught other people by using themselves as the object of learning. What I really commend him for though, is the fact that he didn't let his ego get in front of what was the right thing to do with that stud horse. So many NH type people bounce around claiming to be able to do anything, and are too foolish and cocky to realize when a horse just isn't right, but he knew when it was time to just stop. And I never saw him change his emotions for either the people or the horses. I've been around horses long enough to realize that this isn't an easy feat.
So...yeah ;) I'd absolutely recommend it to any fellow horseman, even if you aren't into NH. You just might learn something.