Joey, the life-sized puppet from the hit stage production "War Horse," visited students at Cottonwood High School on Tuesday and made an appearance at The Complex in Salt Lake City.
Puppeteers with the Handspring Puppet Company offered a glimpse into how they bring the puppet horses to life on stage for "War Horse," which will be coming to the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City on April 22-27. Broadway Across America Utah offered these figures about Joey:
• Joey weighs 120 pounds and was made by 14 people. Its frame is mostly cane, soaked, bent and stained.
• An aluminum frame along the spine, lined partly with leather for comfort, allows the horse to be ridden.