One of our favourite farmyard animals, horses are strong, majestic and beautiful creatures. If your toddler is already a fan or you're simply looking for a gift for a little one, why not pick up a horse toy?
We've included different types of toys from a mixture of brands including well-known ones such as Disney, Melissa and Doug and My Little Pony.
The best horse toys
Best rocking horse toy
This classic rocking horse design in brown and white is fitted with a flat seat for your little one to sit on as well as a rein and handlebars to hold on to as they rock. The horse has a moving mouth, wagging tail and makes neighing and galloping sounds with the press of the ear button which is bound to delight your youngster.
Dimensions: 61H x 65L x 32.5Wcm
Weight capacity: 45kg
Review: “The kids have had so much enjoyment from the beautiful made rocking horse. I have brought two as birthday presents and have been well received.”
Best horse play set
This 23-piece pretend play horse care play set comes with a plush horse and feeding and grooming accessories. The portable cardstock horse stall can be used as a cosy home for the horse as well as to store all the pieces safely inside.
Dimensions: 27cm tall
Review: “Great toy. I love Melissa and Doug toys as they’re so unique, different and well made and this is no exception.”
Best cuddly horse toy
This plush horse toy is ideal for snuggling with a soft coat. With little bean bags in all four hooves to ensure he can stand steady, Gola’s beige tail is so long that it can even be braided and accessorised.
Best Disney horse toy
Have you got a Toy Story fan? Woody's trusty stead Bullseye is always prepared for adventure. This highly detailed toy is great for roleplaying, with of interactive features, as well as sound effects and phrases.
Review: "I just brought this and Woody for my 10 year old daughter. She already has different ones of them plus all the other characters.These though are so much like the original ones from the round-up gang. I can't wait for Christmas day since she saw these, she's wanted them."
Best horse toy for newborns
Suitable from birth, this super-soft rattle easily clips on and off so it can be used on a crib, car seat, pushchair and more. With a soft, cuddly body and silly dangly legs, your baby can shake him around to hear a funny rattle and cuddle up when it's time for sleep.
Review: "Was bought as a baby gift for our son. Now almost six months, he likes looking at the bright colours. It has a nice dangy noise and we use it in the car and hang it from head rest where he can look and kick."
Best wooden horse toy
Encouraging imaginative play, this lovely wooden set involves a van with detachable trailer plus three different coloured horses. Your child will love rolling around the van and trailer as the horses head to their next destination.
Review: "Bought this for my 3 year old’s birthday and he’s absolutely obsessed!"
Best horse puzzle
This cute 9-piece puzzle has a picture printed on the pieces to help your youngster reconstruct the puzzle more easily, developing their motor skills and imagination. Empty corner to remove the parts easily.
Dimensions: 20 x 1 x 20 cm
Best My Little Pony horse toy
Whether your little one already loves the My Little Pony TV show or not, this set of ten figures is bound to capture any child's imagination, featuring long, colourful hair they can brush and style.
Review: "Fantastic product! My daughter has had so much fun with these. She hasn’t stopped playing with them since I purchased 2 months ago. Really good quality and their hair is quite good at not matting."