EQUITAINMENT NEWSLETTER - 27 August 2012
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Following the incredible success of the BUCK DOCUMENTARY, now comes this unique set of training DVD's, showcasing Buck Brannaman's unique training philosophy.The 7 CLINICS with Buck Brannaman project features over 10 hours of incredible, never-before-seen footage from the making of the award-winning feature film documentary BUCK the stunningly portrayed story of one man's quest to help horses with people problems.
7 CLINICS allows riders, trainers, and horse lovers everywhere to travel with Buck from coast to coast while learning his techniques and absorbing countless words of wisdom along the way. This project came about when we saw how much footage was left on the "cutting room floor", and we realised we could bring Buck's message to a larger audience with the intent of benefiting the horses!
It is so exciting that this training series will very shortly be available. The BUCK documentary and the book FARAWAY HORSES have both been such huge hit I'm sure this new training series will be no different.
My own training methods seem to tend more towards Thelwell than Brannaman, but perhaps this quiet gentle man can offer some solutions.
PRE-ORDER THE 7 CLINICS WITH BUCK BRANNAMAN NOW!
I have now dragged myself into the 21st century and am finally getting a grip on how all the various Social Media sites work.As I am such a complete techno-phobe (I struggle to put powers cables in properly) I've always followed the philosophy of "I don't get it, therefore I won't think about it".
Due to so many people continually asking me when I would have a FACEBOOK PAGE , I finally took my life in my hands and attended a Social Media workshop or, as I like to think of it, Facebook School.
Happily my FACEBOOK PAGE is now up and running and proving to be extremely popular. As well as my usual daily posts there will be lots of new features added in the coming weeks. These will include competitions, games and special discounts only availabe to fans of the page.
MAKE SURE YOU VISIT THE SITE, CLICK "LIKE" AND JOIN IN THE FUN.
I've recently become addicted to watching episodes from some of the iconic TV Show westerns currently being shown on late-night TV. I had forgotten how much fun they are and thought you would also like to share a trip down memory lane with some of the best.There were so many of these terrific shows made right from televisions earliest beginnings and I think they are every bit as enjoyable now as they were back in the 1950's and 60's. Here are some I've managed to track down.
THE LONE RANGER (1949-1957)This is the 1950's series starring the incomparable partnership of Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels. I love the humour of this series and especially the equine stars of the show, Silver and Scout. Unfortunately this series isn't currently available in full seasons but perhaps they will be released when the new movie starring Johnny Depp is released some time next year.
The Lone Ranger Volume 1 - Four Episodes
The Lone Ranger Volume 2 - Four Episodes
The Lone Ranger Volume 3 - Four Episodes
The Lone Ranger Volume 4 - Four Episodes
The Lone Ranger Volume 5 - Four Episodes
The Lone Ranger Volume 6 - Five Episodes
CHEYENNE (1955-1963)This was part of a series of shows that were Warner Bros first attempt at producing TV programmes and was the studios most popular programme. It was also the first of the TV Westerns that were an hour long per episode.
Cheyenne Season 1
GUNSMOKE (1955-1973)This is the longest running of all the TV Westerns claiming 20 seasons and 633 episodes. Starring some of the West's best loved characters such as Matt Dillon and Miss Kitty, it differed from other shows as the hero didn't always win the day.
Gunsmoke Season 1
Gunsmoke Movie Box Set
WAGON TRAIN (1957-1965)This series is set around a wagon train of pioneers and travellers as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The early series starred Hollywood immortal Ward Bond, whose movie career began way back in the 1930's. This was the veteran actors last show as sadly he passed away in 1961 when he was replaced as the wagon master by John McIntyre.
Wagon Train Season 1
Wagon Train Season 2
Wagon Train Season 3 - Coming Soon
HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL (1957-1963)Paladin is a gentleman and gambler who prefers to settle his arguments with non-violence, but when pushed will never back down. He becomes a gun-for-hire when he is unable to pay a gambling debt and is forced to to hunt down and kill a mysterious gunman called Smoke.
Have Gun Will Travel Season 1
Have Gun Will Travel Season 2 - Coming Soon
RAWHIDE (1959-1966)Rawhide is one of the best-loved and iconic of all the TV westerns. The catchy theme song as performed by Frankie Laine has now down in history as the epitome of all things western and it continues to be covered by all sorts of singers and bands (who will ever forget the hilarious Blue's Brothers 1980 version). This series is also most notibly remembered for launching the career of a very young Clint Eastwood among many others.
Rawhide Season 1
Rawhide Season 2
Rawhide Season 3
Rawhide Season 4
Rawhide Season 5
Rawhide Season 6
Rawhide Season 7
Rawhide Season 8
BONANZA (1959-1973)I'm really excited that this iconic series so many of us grew up with, is now available in full seasons. The adventures at the Pondersa of the three Cartwright brothers Adam, Hoss and Little Joe and their crusty old father Ben, will now continue to live on for many generations to come
Bonanza Season 1
Bonanza Season 2
Bonanza Season 3
Bonanza Season 4 - Coming Soon
Back to Bonanza TV Documentary
THE VIRGINIAN (1962-1971)Currently showing on late night TV, this series was unique amongst the other TV westerns as every episode ran for 90 mins (less commercials). Never once in the show's nine years of life was the name of Shiloh's foreman revealed ... he was always just The Virginian. I don't think he changed his clothes in all that time either. In every episode I've seen, he's wearing the same outfilt :-)
The Virginian Season 1
The Virginian Season 2
CENTENNIAL (1978 TV mini-series)The 1970's saw the end of the weekly TV show and a move into the mini-series format. This one was amongst the first telling the evolution of the town Centennial, Colorado. It follows the paths of dozens of people who come to the area along with the bigoted treatment of the Native Indians by the advancing US colonists. It is topped off with a murder mystery that takes 100 years to solve.
THE LONESOME DOVE COLLECTION (1989-1995)Originally proposed as a movie in the 1970's starring John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart and Henry Ford, this early movie project never quite got off the ground. The script was subsequently turned into a novel in the 1980's and the Lonesome Dove mini-series soon followed. This original show and various spin-offs were so successful they quickly claimed a cult following status. A must have box set for all fans and collectors.
Dead Mans Walk
Return to Lonesome Dove
Streets of Laredo
DEADWOOD (2004-2006)This is the most recent of all the TV westerns and the genre is given a thoroughly modern over-haul. This critically acclaimed series has won numberous awards including eight Emmys and a Golden Globe. Don't watch it expecting the light-entertainment of previous eras. It's dark, brooding and often violent; a forumla proving to be a repeat success for it's creators HBO.
Deadwood Season 1
Deadwood Season 2
Deadwood Season 3
It was spring in the old west. The cowboys rode the still snow-choked trails looking for cattle that survived the winter. As one cowboy's horse went around the narrow trail, it came upon a rattlesnake warming itself in the spring sunshine.