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I bought this in the Tesco toy sale for £7 the only reason at the time was the neighing made me laugh. It was well worth the money and I think it is well worth the full price too for comedy value alone.
The pony makes 3 sounds in sequence: galloping, neighing and snorting (probably not in that order!) when it is moved. The movement sensor is so sensitive that if I walk past it on our wood floor it goes off and trust me when I say it goes off all the time on a car journey. The highlight of this is the reaction our little boy had to the noises, especially when he figured out a hit or a kick would do the same. If you get irritated by constant repetitive noise this probably isn't the toy for you my mum hates it and turns it off.
The 4 hooves are wide enough and heavy enough to allow the pony to stand up unassisted as well giving your baby another game of kick the pony over to hear him neigh. The ribbons along the neck, tail and the hooves are great fun for little fingers to explore my son spends ages just trying to figure out how to eat them.
How long the novelty will last I don't know. I guess turning the sound off will leave a great pony for action man to ride on when he's older.
I am horse mad, and so when I saw this toy in the BabysRus catalogue it really appealed. I spent some time shopping around and found the best price was at Amazon. On checking back, he is now £11.70 at Amazon including delivery (RRP £14.99).
'Trotter' came in super cute packaging. It was like a miniature stable with his face stuck out through one end as if he was looking over his door.
He is a soft toy aimed at helping a young babies development. His body is red with blue patches and the Lamaze logo on one side. His legs are multi-coloured with bold, bright, contrasting patterns. His hooves are purple, the underside of each hoof is a different colour: green, orange, yellow and blue. His mane, tail and feathers are made of ribbon in different colours and stick out so they look spiky.
Best of all, he has a motion sensor inside him. When he is bounced, he makes three different noises: galloping, snorting and neighing. The sounds are really realistic. When you take him in the car he won't stop going off. Fortunately he has an on/off switch in his belly so you can just turn him off if it getting too much.
When we first showed him to Georgie she was sat in a sit me up cosy (a big rubber ring). Trotter galloped round the edges and it was adorable to watch. She was totally enthralled with him and her face lit up with this beautiful, beaming smile. Over the following couple of days she learned that if she swiped at him he would make a noise. As she has a preference for toys that actually do something he has been a total hit.
After a couple of days he stopped working. On further investigation we found his battery had moved in its holder (he takes a watch battery) and we soon had him going again.
I loved him so much I bought another to give to a friend's little boy. As a family we would 100% recommend 'Trotter'. Go on treat your baby or a friends. I guarantee you will not be disappointed .
Enlightening babies through all stages Your baby will grow, discover and learn with the right toy at the right time. The soft developmental pony rewards child with fun electronic sounds when played with. Trotter The Pony is loaded with developmental features including colorful satin ribbon, fun patterns, textures, crinkle sounds and floppy bean bag feet. Features Brightly coloured Fun patterns Different textures Crinkle sounds