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Barbie Champion Tawny Trotting Horse and Barbie Doll Set

The love of both Barbies and horses seem to be in many young girls dreams. Christmas is a time when every girl is yearning for a new Barbie. The Barbie Champion Tawny Trotting Horse and Barbie Doll Set combines the love of Barbie and the love of horses. What a perfect Christmas gift for your horse loving daughter. Our parent’s review of the Barbie Champion Tawny Trotting Horse and Barbie Doll Set will help you decide if it is what your young girl would love.

Parents Review of the Barbie Champion Tawny Trotting Horse and Barbie Doll Set

Barbie Champion Tawny Trotting Horse and Barbie Doll Set
Like most little girl’s her age, my daughter absolutely loves horses. Our home is filled with different collectable horses and my daughter’s entire room is filled with horses and unicorns. We even have her taking lessons on weekends, now that she is a big girl! It wasn’t too surprising to us that Barbie’s horse, Tawny, has made it once again on her birthday list. While I think this horse is cute, most of the Tawny dolls made for Barbie are cheaply made and unrealistic. Since I know my daughter will be bored with this doll in five minutes, my husband and I had always put off buying this doll.

Seeing that Tawny was once again on her list however, my husband and I decided to do some research online, seeing if there was a Tawny horse play set that my daughter might like. To my surprise, my husband found a play set that wasn’t there last year – the Barbie Champion Tawny Trotting Horse and Barbie Doll Set. After doing a bit more research, I found that the doll originally wasn’t sold in the United States, being sold as a Toys R Us exclusive in Canada in 2009. Seeing this cute doll for sale here, we immediately purchased it, and made our daughter smile when she opened this horse for her birthday. So far, here is what we think of the Barbie Champion Tawny Trotting Horse and Barbie Doll Set.

Fun Factor of the Barbie Champion Tawny Trotting Horse and Barbie Doll Set

When I first found than horse and Barbie play set, I was ecstatic. My eldest daughter absolutely loves horses and has been begging me to get Barbie her own horse for a long time. The problem I had with many of the Tawny horses that are at the toy stores is that they are just a normal, plastic horses. They don’t move or make any noises, something that I think my daughter will find boring in less than five minutes. Even worse, Barbie can’t even ride some of these horses! For this reason, I immediately fell in love with the Barbie Champion Tawny Trotting Horse and Barbie Doll Set. Not only do you get a cute Barbie doll, but a Tawny horse that actually trots and makes horse noises!

So far, my daughter has had a great deal of fun making Tawny trot, rear up, and whine. I have to admit, Tawny needs some help to jump, but at least this doll seems more realistic when it jumps, unlike the hunk of plastic horses that are normally sold for Barbie or Barbie like dolls. Already, we have had horse competitions in our living room, where Tawny and Barbie are jumping over different toys and furniture in the room. With how much fun my daughter has been having with this Barbie Champion Tawny Trotting Horse and Barbie Doll Set, I consider it worth every penny and the wait for researching to find the right Barbie horse.

Since I was not able to find a Barbie stable for Tawny, both of my daughters have build a small barn for her out of boxes from birthday presents. I am hoping to find a barn for Tawny for Christmas, but right now, it is cute seeing these two dolls next to my daughter’s Barbie townhouse.

Ease of Use of the Barbie Champion Tawny Trotting Horse and Barbie Doll Set

Recently, Mattel has come out with a variety of Barbies ranging from Video Girl Barbie to Barbie’s Princess charm collection (we own both of these) that have their own novelty and charm. I was worried that this Tawny horse and Barbie set would easily break or be difficult for my daughter to use. So far, this doll has been just as easy to use as my youngest daughter’s Princess Charm Barbie. To make this doll trot, you push a button on its back, and there is another button by her tail that lets the doll rear up and whines. With this Barbie horse, I can’t help but be amazed at how much Barbie and her friends have changed since I was a little girl.

The only thing that is a bit tricky with the Barbie Champion Tawny Trotting Horse and Barbie Doll Set is that it does take batteries. Tawny takes four AAA batteries, which are not included with the doll. While this isn’t a huge deal, taking the batteries out of Tawny is a major pain, but at least they last for a long time. I would recommend purchasing some rechargeable AAA batteries to go with the Barbie Champion Tawny Trotting Horse and Barbie Doll Set if you are giving it as a gift.

Novelty & Kid Friendly of the Barbie Champion Tawny Trotting Horse and Barbie Doll Set

Barbie Champion Tawny Trotting Horse and Barbie Doll Set
Unlike some other dolls, the Barbie Champion Tawny Trotting Horse and Barbie Doll Set is perfect for girls of all ages. There is almost no learning curve with this doll, meaning that our six year old can easily play with Tawny when big sister lets her. I was concerned at first that the doll would break after some use, but I haven’t had any issues so far. My girls are very rough on their dolls and it’s not too uncommon for some of them to break. With constant rough housing and traveling to school with the girls, Tawny is still working perfectly!

My daughters have also fallen in love with the cute Barbie doll that came with Tawny. In this set, Barbie is all dressed up and ready for her show with Tawny. I love that Barbie comes with a helmet and different riding equipment, allowing my girls to have a more realistic feel to what a real horse trainer may wear. While Barbie’s outfit is a bit nicer than what you typically see on TV, it makes my daughter’s happy!

Inside the Box

  • Tawny Horse
  • Riding Themed Barbie
  • Brush
  • Barrettes for Tawny’s Hair
  • Award Cup
  • Saddle

What Others Thinks of the Barbie Champion Tawny Trotting Horse and Barbie Doll Set

I couldn’t be more impressed with the Barbie Champion Tawny Trotting Horse and Barbie Doll Set, and I have been telling all my friends about this cute doll. Already, they are searching online for this doll, knowing their daughters will love it as a Christmas gift. So far, this doll has a four out of five star rating, and I expect it will only get better once more parents discover this cute horse. Here is what other parents think of this cute Barbie horse play set…

“Purchased for my granddaughter who fell in love with the horse and doll. She combs her hair often and wants another for a friend to the Tawny Horse.”
“I bought this toy combo for my granddaughter’s 3rd birthday and she not only loves it, her older siblings, ages 5 and 6 1/2, do too. I wondered how long it would do everything it’s supposed to and it’s holding up just fine. It trots, neighs, and rears up on it’s back legs all day every day. My daughter says they play with it all the time and the 3 year old can work it without any help. Like most kids, my grandkids are animal lovers and this horse and doll combo is perfect for them to interact with. Well worth the money.”
“This toy looks wonderful, we purchased it for my 2 year old for Christmas.”

Others Review on the Barbie Champion Tawny Trotting Horse and Barbie Doll Set

Want to look at other reviews on the Barbie Champion Tawny Trotting Horse and Barbie Doll Set? Click here to see what other parents and grandparents think of this cute Barbie horse play set. If your daughter’s are anything like mine, they are guaranteed to smile when they open this cute play set.

Where to Purchase the Barbie Champion Tawny Trotting Horse and Barbie Doll Set

Since this Barbie Champion Tawny Trotting Horse and Barbie Doll Set is a bit hard to find in the United States, I recommend purchasing it on Amazon.com. It is at a better price than most other sites online and you get free shipping, something I consider a major plus. It is rare for these dolls to arrive broken with Amazon, but I know from experience that Amazon has a great return policy, and are happy to pay for the return shipping. If you are a busy mom like me, Amazon is the best way to go this holiday season.

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