Full size Horse Puppet-Bunraku style
I created this full size horse puppet for my local children's theater group's production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The horse was modeled after the horse puppets created for the stage adaptation of War Horse. It is constructed of PVC pipe and plywood and has fully articulated joints as well as moving ears and cable controlled tail. Movement required coordinated efforts of 3 puppeteers controlling the head, front and hind legs, respectively. The puppet could accommodate a rider as well. To say the least this was very physically demanding on the puppeteers. Thanks again for looking!