Thursday, November 24, 2011

An outing!

I have been going to Guelph for over five years now, but besides being there once for a Dance Competition with Pookie, I have never been beyond the area of the DSC and yesterday was my first trip downtown Guelph. What a beautiful little city. The reason for the trip downtown was an outing for the DSC staff to go watch a documentary called "Buck". 
It was an amazing film and we all enjoyed it tremendously and learnt a thing or two. 
"BUCK" Follows horse trainer, Buck 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. An ordinary man who has made an extraordinary life despite tremendous odds. 

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