Product Type: Schleich Action Figure
Newest Review: ... made, robust little piece and she still spends a lot of time playing with it. =Price and availability== The cost of the toy is £4.99 wh... more
Author Name: superness11
Schleich Hanoverian Mare Dressage
Advantages: well crafted
Disadvantages: horse has manic eyes
We love to spoil my niece and often take her to Toys R Us when we look after her to buy her a treat for being good. We do not spend too much money but we do let her choose something. On one of the occasions she picked this horse and now she wants the riding track and stables which are too expensive but the horse was cheap enough. My sister goes riding so it is no surprise she has developed her mum's love of the equine! The horse is a well made, robust little piece and she still spends a lot of time playing with it.
=Price and availability==
The cost of the toy is £4.99 which is probably a bit too much for a plastic moulded toy but it is hand painted and well crafted.
The horse is modelled from life and made to scale. The horse is set in a delicate stance and is well turned out all set to win a dressage award. The mare is faun, black and white and the whole thing is made from a thick plastic rubber. She stands up on her own and you can buy the dressage rider to sit on top. I personally find the horse a little manic looking, but I have a slight fear of these beasts unlike the rest of my family. I just think you can see the white of her eyes a little bit too much, she looks like she would throw anyone off who tried to mount her!
This is definitely not a toy I would pick but it is good for my niece as she loves horses and ponies. I consider the toy well made as the plastic moulding has lovely detail around the mane and the tail. Even on the horses back you can see muscle definition and even skin detail. This horse called Star just like her mum's horse has galloped all over and she really gets to use her imagination with toys like this. It is nice that you can grow the set and add riders and other farm yard things. The dressage ring looks great and maybe Santa will bring her this to play with too. There is only so much bouncing around the room you can do! This horse lives on her dressing table and it makes a nice little ornament for any horse loving child.
Summary: a horse to play with
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