Celebrating Royal Ascot: Best Hobby Horses For Kids
Stirrup some excitement for Royal Ascot this week with a special treat for your ickle equestrian! The wooden hobby horse, also known as a stick horse, dates back to the 16th Century and is one of the oldest carved toys around. Today, this vintage horse toy lives on as a popular childhood favourite, but which one is right for your junior jockey?
Discover More About Hobby Horses
Find out what you need to look for in a hobby horse toy, before browsing our ‘horse-ome’ collection of realistic, wooden and fabric hobby horses.
What Is Considered A Hobby Horse?
The hobby horse is a simple children’s toy that involves a horse’s head (typically made out of wood or stuffed fabric) placed on top of a stick for kids to ride. It gives horse-mad tots the chance to mimic a real horserider and gallop around on a pretend pony of their own.
Do Hobby Horses Have Wheels?
Not always, but you’ll often find wheels at the bottom end of the hobby horse stick to improve its manoeuvrability. Our hobby horses are built with two small and sturdy wooden wheels, so kids can ‘horse around’ with ease!
What Age Is a Hobby Horse Suitable For?
Toy hobby horses are best suited to children aged three and above, as they should be perfectly confident on their feet by this age and are likely to enjoy imaginary play.
Pick Your Favourite Hobby Horse Toy
All of our premium quality hobby horses are made with easy-to-grip handles, a robust wooden hobby horse stick and smooth-gliding wooden wheels that won’t mark any floors. They are designed to inspire creative make-believe play and motivate little legs to get moving as they trot around the playroom or garden.
Patterned Hobby Horse
Giddy up, girls and boys! This cute Patterned Hobby Horse (96cm tall) has a plush fabric horse head printed with tiny triangles in a rainbow of pastel shades. It also features grey reins, a grey rosette and a white mane. For 3+ years.
Cord Hobby Horse
If you’re looking for a more realistic hobby horse, you might like our Cord Hobby Horse (96cm tall). It features a soft camel-coloured corduroy head with a white mane and bronze reins. The neutral colours of this hobby horse mean that when playtime is over it’ll also look gorgeous as a decoration in your child’s bedroom. For 3+ years.
Floral Hobby Horse
Have fun ‘foaling’ around with this pretty Floral Hobby Horse (96cm tall). The stuffed fabric horse’s head features lots of little pink flowers, as well as pink reins, a pink rosette and a fluffy white mane. Perfect if pink is your littlen’s favourite colour! For 3+ years.
Wooden Hobby Horse
Saddle up aboard our bright yellow Wooden Hobby Horse (85cm). This hobby horse is slightly shorter than the others in our range and is made with responsibly sourced wood. The smooth wooden horse’s head has been designed with characterful facial features and vibrant red reigns. For 3+ years.