Chad Valley Rocking Horse £14.99 @ Argos

by Sarah Macdonald in Deals on 3 February, 2011 at 11:00 am

Chad Valley Rocking Horse £14.99 @ ArgosArgos are currently selling this Chad Valley Rocking Horse for half price - £14.99 instead of  £29.99.

This Chad Valley Rocking Horse stands at 23 inches  (so just under six hands high in horsey speak *grin*), has a metal frame and stands on a wooden rocking base.

(The actual dimensions are: (H)43, (W)25.5, (D)56cm)

He also makes his own galloping and neighing sounds too, so you don't have to feel daft doing them for your child to add a bit of realism.

Chad Valley Rocking Horse requires two AA batteries, which are included, and is supposed to be suitable for little jockeys and showjumpers aged between three and five.

Now, you're going to have to make a judgement call on whether or not you want to buy this Chad Valley Rocking Horse; some reviewers love, and would recommend, it whilst others say it's not so great.

Here are some opposing views:

Not good: "This horse is very poor. The amount of rock is poor, the hair comes away and if you are looking for a horse for your child, this is definitely one to avoid. The distance between the handles and the seat is wrong, our little girl found this very uncomfortable to use, and with the added danger of the hair coming away it is lacking in fun factor."

Good: "I purchased this for my grandaughter. It is a lovely toy. when you press the ponys ear it neighs and makes noises. It states on the box 3+ but please beware that this would be too small for a 3 year old,more like for 18mths old."

The overall consensus of opinion is that the age range is too high and would be suited for younger children.

71% WOULD recommend it to a friend; over to you to decide.

Thanks to lucerysmum at HUKD

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Luschka van Onselen 

Feb. 3, 2011 at 20:48

My little girl received a similar one for her 1st birthday. It was too 'big' for her then, but now, at 16 months, she can get herself on and off it, and she ADORES it. She hasn't figured out the neighing yet - she knows the ear does it, but can't quite figure how to press the little button. Hers also has a galloping sound (in the other ear) and same thing - she knows it's the ear, but doesn't 'get' that it's a tiny button on the ear.

I'm not sure what brand ours is, but there's no problem with hair coming away or anything like that. It cost around £40, and it's great quality.

She rocks herself on it now, and moves all over the room - I'm always afraid she's going to tip over, but so far hasn't - although hers has a less curved base.

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