My daughter was thrilled with this toy! Her brothers were interested too, especially because of the horse's movement. My daughter and her friend are playing with this right now and I asked them to tell me all about it. Here's what they liked: -The horse moves its head! When you push the saddle area, the horse leans its head forward. When you push the hindquarters, the horse head reaches down to the ground (as if to eat out of the bucket). -Barbie's hat has a cute design -Barbie's clothes match the saddle which is, apparently, awesome -The boots are like real boots -The horse's hair is pretty and soft -The accessories (my word, not theirs!) are good for playing pretend -There's a belt to hold Barbie on the horse, which is important because it would be frustrating if she fell.
What they would change: -Would like it if the carrots actually came apart to fit into the bucket -The reins are a little on the long side, and if they were made of cloth they would drape nicely -Would like the horse's mouth to open so they could put the carrots and hay in, pretending to feed the horse
They really like this. I like that the Barbie and horse are separate, so she now has another Barbie that can play in any context, and the horse can be part of other play scenes too. Feels like good quality and the movement mechanism on the horse feels sturdy.
Pros: High quality, Durable, age appropriate, horse doesnt make sounds
Cons: cant change clothes, horse doesnt make sounds
My 7 year old daughter absolutely loved this toy. She shrieked in glee when she saw the package. She was amazed at the accessories that came in the box for the horse and Barbie. She was happy that it came with food to make believe feed her horse. She thought it was VERY cool that the horse could move and bow. It was a great idea to have a holder for Barbie to stay in place on the horse which added additional play time for my daughter who is some times is impatient when the doll does not stay when positioned.
The horses hair was easy to comb and that was an added bonus for my daughter who immediately started combing the doll and horse's hair.
For my child, who LOVES the color PINK. She was over the top happy that the saddle was pink and matched the hat and shirt Barbie was wearing.
She stated that it would be cooler if ithe horse could make noise, but we processed that con with her ability to use her imagination where she could make the horse neigh or talk.
The only issue for my child is that Barbie's clothes cant be changed. I think that was awesome that I dont have to worry about finding Barbie's clothes once they have been taken off.
Overall, it is an awesome toy for my child who loves dolls and horses.
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.