ST. LOUIS (KSDK) -- A 120-pound life-size puppet that is the star of a a show at the Fabulous Fox Theatre has arrived.
Joey, the horse, in 'War Horse' was paraded in to the theatre Wednesday morning.
Three puppeteers control it. The person in front controls the ears and head. The person in the middle controls breathing and front legs. The person in the back controls the tail and back legs.
A harness connects the puppet's and puppeteer's spines so his or her movements become the breathing of the horse.
An aluminum frame along the spine, lined partly with leather for comfort, allows the horse to be ridden.
'War Horse' runs March 13-24. For more information, visit the Fox Theatre's website.