Horsey Hollywood: Meet the Equine Stars of “True Grit”

On Dec. 22, Paramount Pictures released the remake of the 1969 John Wayne classic, True Grit. Among the star-studded cast of the film are Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and a slew of equine actors that bring the Western movie to life. The “director” of the equine stars for True Grit was Rusty Hendrickson, who has worked with horses on movie sets for more than three decades and has been the head horse
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On Dec. 22 Paramount Pictures released the remake of the 1969 John Wayne classic, "True Grit." Among the film's cast are Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and a slew of equine actors that bring the Western movie to life.

The "director" of the equine stars for "True Grit" was Rusty Hendrickson, who has worked with horses on movie sets for more than three decades and has been the head horse wrangler for numerous blockbusters including "Seabiscuit," "Dreamer," "Flicka," and this autumn's release, "Secretariat."

True Grit

Cimarron, Cowboy, and Apollo are the lead equine actors in Paramount Pictures' True Grit

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Marsha Hayes has been covering endurance, trail, and other equine topics since 2005. She believes every horse has a story.

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