You’ve heard Buck Brannaman's story over and over again: a man with an uncanny ability to seemingly communicate with horses. He’s the inspiration behind The Horse Whisperer and a living legend in the equine world. But in this documentary, there’s a lot more than just horse sense going on: there’s triumph and tragedy and redemption. It’s a human story in horse’s clothing. Buck follows Brannaman through his daily life working as a horse trainer and running clinics, where he spots the rowdiest colts and turns them docile in minutes. His horsemanship alone is a spectacle, but there’s more to the story. He was abused as a child. It’s a movie with undeniable schmaltz, but it’s effortless in its approach and utterly inspiring. If you’ve come for angst, addiction, or exposé, get off your high horse. You will only be embittered by Brannaman’s ability to overcome his past without any kind of pretension.