When I first heard about the flying horses naturally I didn't know what to expect. Then they arrived!
Rather cute they were too. The reigns were stiff and the heads loose so they could be animated. The skaters stepped into a large hole in the horses back and braces went over their shoulders.
Here is a picture from Rehearsals, the tails were too long so we had to trim them. We named them after the colour of their tails and ruffs, so in order we have Snowy, Jet, Saffron and Ruby.
Here are our fillies lined up backstage ready to go.
I don't have any photos of the horses in action as i was always running around at this point but here is some great footage of the opening from Youtube.