Gallop & Rock Learning Pony
The evolution of the rocking horse continues with this new toy from VTech. This pony can be both a rocker and a roller. With the removal of a plastic bolt (very easily done) the bottom can be flipped from the side with a rounded rocking edge to the one with wheels for rolling and scooting. Testers felt that this was a toy that could last years through the multiple developmental stages of their children and probably as well as for other children down the line. Since this is VTech, the pony also features electronic, interactive features. There are 60+ songs, interactive phrases (activated by three colored, light-up buttons) and a motion sensor. The melodies are catchy, cute, and if you listen closely, they are actually educational. The pony verbally encourages your child to rock and ride, hop in the saddle, etc. We all had a blast watching kids excitedly react to its prompts. The pony is sturdy, easy to wipe down and really quite adorable. It requires batteries, but VTech provides them, and they were still going strong after nearly two months of continuous use.