My daughter (age 3.5) LOVES this set. She takes it with her everywhere we go. She loves the movement of the horse and being able to make the horse" bend down and eat. She is easily able to get Barbie to sit on the horse and put her hands in the reigns and stir ups. We lost the bucket of food and hay bales on the second day. They are small and don't attach to anything but it didn't distract from the playtime with the horse. Sometimes she can be rough with her toys and these two have seen it all, sand box, playground and toy bins.... they are still in great shape.
When I asked my daughter what specifically she liked about the set she said "EVERYTHING!" She usually has a favorite for about a week.... this has been her favorite for almost a month.
Pros: High quality, Durable, the horse can move, barbie can hold the reins, comes with food for horse
My daughter likes that the horse can move, that barbie can hold the reins, that their is food for the horse and a brush. She liked the clothes and boots on the barbie, and her helmet. She would improve the face of the barbie if she could. She thinks it looks a little weird.
If you love Barbie and you love horses, then this is a magical pair. Groom Tawny the horse, feed and ride. My kids love to do hair styles, clean the hooves and gallop around the house. The packaging is impressive the quality of Barbie products never fails and its a winner! Barbie legs fit in the stirrups and stays sturdy in the saddle.
My daughter received this toy as a gift, and she loves it. She loved that she could see the features of the toy and actually make the horse move while the toy was still in the package. As soon as she opened the box, she played with the doll and the horse all night long. She likes that she is able to use any of her other Fashion dolls on the horse and especially likes that the horse can bend and move. This is a well-made product that exceeded my expectations and delights my daughter.