This is a biography of BB - a real live horse whisperer. I see some of the 'bad' reviews have not understood it's primarily about the man and consequently discusses how he turned into such a kind and considerate and well-balanced human being, despite being beaten and horribly mistreated as a child. How he survived and later thrived was through his relationship with horses and with it he has learned their needs - i.e. encouragement not discouragement. There's much about horse craft too of course - and delightfully entertaining - he has a tremendous skill and makes it look easy. It's a wonderfully told story about what is an especially inspirational man. His general modesty sees him shy away from talking about himself and it is others who extol his virtues (and his childhood problems). Don't be over concerned, however, nobody dwells on his early problems for long - it's a very positive story about a very positive individual . I hope you enjoy it.