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The 'Horse Whisperer' visits Rapid City for horse-training clinic


Training a horse is a process. You want them to move forward, they move backward. You want them to trot, they gallop.
But those types of horses met a different type of teacher this weekend.

Buck Brannaman, also know as the 'Horse Whisperer,' held a clinic in Rapid City for the first time this weekend. Friday was day one, with riders sharing their horse-problems and get advice from Brannaman.

Jim Schimon, event coordinator, says the clinic's training method takes into consideration how the horses feel. "They start out with all kinds of problems and we work through them Saturday/Sunday - by Monday there's very noticeable improvement," said Schimon. 
Kip Fladland has known Brannaman for years, and he says he's worked with hundreds of horses throughout numerous clinics. "I've never seen it fail, and I have learned something every time," said Fladland. "It's a way of riding that's acceptable to the horse."
The training sessions run until Monday. The public is invited to watch. Click here for more information:
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