Missouri horse whisperer to showcase talents at Saline County Fair

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
James Frazier works to tame a colt during a 2014 horse whisperer event in Diamond, Mo.
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The Saline County Fair will have a special attraction this year when "horse whisperer" James Frazier demonstrates his unique method of breaking a horse by talking to it.

Frazier, who demonstrated this technique for crowds at the Missouri State Fair the last two years, will attempt to break a 2-3 year old horse while using the experience as a metaphor to explain the importance of trust to his audience. In presentations like this one, Frazier relates how much he sees his younger self in the untamed horse used in the demonstration.

At 47 years of age, Frazier hails from Diamond in southwest Missouri. He is a real cowboy, working on a large cattle ranch and feedlot and in a sale barn most weeks. He and his family do several horse whisperer demonstrations each year as a means to share his inspirational message. Diamond has been host to several horse whisperer events in the past and crowds of up to 2,000 have come to the tiny town of 900 to see the presentation that county residents will be able to see on Sunday, July 9, at 7 p.m. in the upper arena at the Saline County Fairground. Admission will be free of charge thanks to the sponsorship of the SOUL (Saline Outreach United Leaders) Team.

In the event of inclement weather, the Missouri Valley College practice facility on Lincoln Street will be used as a backup venue.

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