Your child is interested in horses, but is too young for a real horse? With a hobby horse, he has a great substitute and can ride through the apartment, nursery and garden.
We have summarized all the criteria for buying a hobby horse in our checklist. You can find a selection of great hobby horses in our product recommendations.
- Hobby horses are usually between 80 and 120 cm long. There are also smaller versions for small children.
- Basically, all hobby horses consist of a wooden stick and a head. The head is, depending on the model, fabric-covered or also made of wood.
- The weight of a hobby horse is between 500 and 1000 g for common models
- Some hobby horses can make noises or play sounds at the push of a button.
- If the hobbyhorse is too heavy, a roller at the end of the holding bar is recommended so that the weight can be transferred to the ground. Make sure, however, that the pole does not become a tripping hazard for your child. A shorter, lighter bar is recommended.
- Hobby horses are suitable for children up to the age of 3. Some children are interested in it longer.
- Once the child has learned to walk, he or she can start playing with a hobby horse.
- Hobby horses can be used both in the house and in the garden .
- By imagining children being a rider themselves as well as owning a horse, not only imagination but also a sense of responsibility for animals is encouraged.
- Make sure that the hobby horse is well made. Splintering wood can lead to unpleasant injuries. The same applies to sharp edges at the interface between the head and the stick.
- For hobby horses with a head made of fabric, all seams should be neatly finished so that the soft contents of the head cannot come loose.
- The length of the stick should be chosen so that it does not drag across the floor, otherwise your child can easily trip and fall
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FAQ For Hobbyhorses
In general, you should consider the age recommendation, as a rule, hobby horses are suitable from 3 years at the earliest. However, one should consider the individual development, because in order to use a hobby horse, the child must be able to walk and stand safely and bear the weight of the little horse. Although hobby horses tend not to weigh more than half a kilogram, but depending on the stage of development, this may still be too heavy. The length of about one meter should also be considered.
A hobbyhorse is a toy for children, which consists of a stick and a horse’s head (usually made of fabric). So you can put the stick between your legs and hold the hobby horse by the handles attached to the head. This way you can “ride” and romp around with your little horse.
You can also make hobby horses yourself, you can find various instructions on the Internet. The materials you need include a broomstick, socks, string and ribbons, pencils and fabric. Alternatively, you can also buy a hobby horse, the toy is usually not very expensive and sometimes has great additional features, such as sounds or a roller at the end, which protects the floor and makes playing easier.
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