Barbie Doll and Horse Review (Mattel)

Barbie Doll and Horse
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What It Is

A new updated Barbie Doll and Horse from Mattel is here! Barbie comes in either white or black skin tones, both with the same styled horse: light brown with a soft white mane and tail. The bridle and reins are removable to enhance the play of saddling up your horse for a ride. A helmet is also included to teach kids the importance of safety when riding a horse, and achieve the full riding look. Both Barbie dolls feature a trendy blue polka-dot top and hot pink legs that resemble riding pants or breeches. Riding boots are also part of her outfit, which can be taken on and off.

Barbie is not able to stand on her own, however the horse can stand on its own. The Barbie and Horse set is pretty straight-forward play. Kids can imagine frontier fun scenarios as Barbie rides around on her horse, brush the horse's hair or add more Barbie dolls and scenarios from other collections.

Is It Fun?

The Barbie and Horse set is pretty straight-forward play. Horses continue to be a favorite for kids, and especially those that dream of owning their own horse or pony. This set gives them a little piece of that, while also fueling their imaginations to act out fun frontier scenarios, races, riding competitions, rodeos and more. Kids can also help Barbie care for her horse, brush the horse's mane, or add more Barbie dolls and scenarios from other collections.

Who It’s For
The Barbie doll and Horse set is for ages 3 and up, and will especially appeal to children who are fans of Barbie and/or horses. This will allow them to imagine horse-play fun alongside Barbie as they can add on more of their other Barbie sets to this one.  This can be a great introduction to horseback riding for a child.
What To Be Aware Of

Barbie can not stand on her own, but is articulated at the head, arms, legs, and knees. Articulated knees allow her to sit with feet in the stirrups for active play. 

The horse has no articulation, but does stand on its own. 

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    Easy