NickMaxMama is a wonderful little shop that specializes in super cute and fun play items for children! She creates Tee-pees, capes, hooded bath towels, magic sleeping mats (these are adorable), custome made child-sized arm chairs, pie caps and jackets. She also specializes in making Old-fashioned Stick Ponies, one of which I was able to test out for this review!
Description of Stick Pony:
The oldies are always the besties in my opinion. This is an old-fashioned stick pony that is sure to bring hours of fun and imaginary play to the lucky little girl or boy who becomes the proud owner of a stick pony.
The stick pony / hobby horse is a lovely addition to a child's bedroom decor, as well as being tons of fun!
This pony's mane is made of violet flannel cut in varying layers to create a true 'mane' effect. The eyes and ears are appliqued to the face to give depth and character, not to mention durability. The reins are the perfect length for galloping and letting out a big 'whoa' at the end of your jaunt. The pony's head is hand sewn through holes drilled in to the pvc pipe to be sure that this toy is tough enough to stand the test of many play bouts.
This pony is serged together to give extra strength and durability. The 'stick' is a PVC pipe that is covered with a matching fabric sleeve. There is a cap at the end of the pipe to protect your little ones heels and ankles, not to mention your floors from any sharp ends.
The pony measures about 36" from the base of the pole to the top of the head, The crown of the head to the end of the nose is 10". The 'stick' portion is 3/4 inch in diameter.
Absolutely a hit in our home! This stick pony has been loved and played with on a daily basis not only by my two daughters, but also the four young children that I care for in my home daycare. I love the durability of it and the look is fantastic.
My daughter's and my daycare children have loved pretending to ride horses and they even make the horse sounds, as they gallop around the room! This stick pony is sure to be a hit in my home for many years to come!
I have shown a few friends the pony and they love it! I actually love this one far better than any I have seen in stores by big name children's toys manufacturers! One other awesome thing I have to mention is the customer service I received from Joyanna! All our conversations were via email, as she is located in Oregon, yet she responded very quickly to each and every email, and shipping was remarkably quick. Coming from the U.S. up to me (in Alberta, Canada) usually items seem to take forever, but my Stick Pony was delivered within about a week! Awesome!
I was very impressed with this product and will definitely be recommending this Etsy shop to all my friends! The Stick Pony would be an awesome gift for any boy or girl, whether for birthdays, Christmas or any other special event! Huge Thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase The Old Fashioned Stick Pony in a variety of fabrics here for $30 US
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***Thank you so much to Joyanna, owner of NickMaxMama for providing me with a complimentary Old-Fashioned Stick Pony for the purpose of review on this blog***