And I was fortunate to have him visit our area not 15 minutes from my house!
What did I think?
It was a four day seminar and I audited it (meaning I watched from the sidelines). Listening to him explain what he does and watching him perform with his horse is amazing. The horse becomes his legs and Buck's cues look effortless and are miniscule. He said his 3-1/2 horse rode (above & below) was green broke... Well, she was amazing. I enjoyed his stories and his "politically incorrect" banter and his teaching, but I think if you were a rider, his classes were too big (20+) to give immediate feedback, if any at all, per individual. I noticed a number of people continually doing the same "wrong" thing time and again. It seems to me he needed a few "ground" assistants to carry through his instructions effectively.
After lunch, they had the cattle reigning activity. First, he instructed and showed everyone how to use another horse and rider as the "cow" and practice that way. I think the majority of horses had fun with this, once they caught on. Of course, most of the moves that were practiced in the morning class were put in to use here.
Buck "thanking" his horse for a job well done.
Would I go audit another Buck seminare. Definitely, yes. Would I participate as a horse and rider? Not so sure.