Here is our first look at The Lone Ranger's horse Silver in action, thanks to CBM. The video shows stunts that will be used in the film, so beware.
Here is some background on Silver:
The Lone Ranger saves Silver's life from an enraged buffalo and, in gratitude, Silver chooses to give up his wild life to carry him.
In another episode, however, the Lone Ranger, in a surge of conscience, releases Silver back to the wild. The episode ends with Silver returning, bringing along a companion who becomes Tonto's horse, Scout.
Whenever the Lone Ranger mounts Silver, he shouts, "Hi-yo, Silver! Away!" Besides sounding dramatic, this shout originally served to tell the radio audience that a riding sequence was about to start. In an echo of the Lone Ranger's line, Tonto frequently says, "Git-um up, Scout!" - Wikipedia
The horses being used for Gore Verbinski's big-budget feature are being trained by legendary horse trainer Rex Peterson. Filming for The Lone Ranger is slated to to start this week.
The Lone Ranger stars Armie Hammer as The Lone Ranger and Johnny Depp as Tonto. The supporting cast includes Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, and Timothy Hutton. It is set to be released in theaters May 31, 2013.
I think it is cool to see the horses being trained, but I still do not like the idea of this movie costing so much. What are your thoughts on The Lone Ranger?
Beware of SPOILERS:
Rex believes in preparing horses for any stunt or sequence required on film or in commercials. You can see some of his techniques training specialty horses to work on films like The Lone Ranger. Five white horses are trained to play Silver, each one focusing on their unique qualities, and at least three trained to perform every stunt for safety. Visit SwansonPetersonProductions.com for more training tips and information on horse training