Fun Video Friday: War Horse the broadway

Sometimes on Friday I post some video I find funny or interesting, and that probably has nothing to do with Therapeutic Riding except that it makes you smile, and smiling is therapeutic 🙂

This one has to do with War Horse – the broadway, not the movie. At some point I became fascinated with the broadway show because they use PUPPETS for the horses and do SUCH an amazing job of animating horse behavior. I watched so many YouTube videos about it, and they were all so interesting I had to share! So to make up for all the Fun Video Fridays I’ve missed, here are a bunch.

Video 1

“Experiencing War Horse with Monty Roberts.” Monty advised the puppet operators on how to move like a live horse at the National Theatre in London.


Video 2

The foal. I can’t believe how well they animate baby horse behavior.


Video 3

Short Ted Talk about how they control the puppets.


Video 4

Long Ted Talk about the evolution of the puppet horse.




Note: This is not professional advice, this is a blog. I am not liable for what you do with or how you use this information. The activities explained in this blog may not be fit for every rider, riding instructor, or riding center depending on their current condition and resources. Use your best personal judgement!

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