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Best Hobby Horse Toys For Little Equestrians

Best Hobby Horse Toys For Little Equestrians

Stirrup some excitement for Royal Ascot 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.

 Girl riding Cord Hobby Horse in a summery field

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 horse rider 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! 

Floral Hobby Horse in child's bedroom

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. 

NEW Wooden Hobby Horse

Saddle up aboard our enchanting new Wooden Hobby Horse (84cm). This natural wood hobby horse is slightly shorter than the others in our range and is made from sustainable FSC® Certified wood (FSC-C147826). The smooth wooden horse’s head has been designed with characterful facial features and reigns. For 18+ months.

Patterned Hobby Horse

Boy playing with 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 white mane. For 3+ years. 

Cord Hobby Horse

Girl playing on Cord Hobby Horse in her bedroom

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

Girl riding Floral Hobby Horse at the beach

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.

Explore Our Horse Toys Range

Want to see more? We have a fantastic selection of toy horses for youngsters, from rocking horses to Lottie Dolls and lifelike horse toy figures from CollectA. 

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