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6 Awesome Horse Toys for Boys Reviewed

best horse toys for boys

We’ve collected 6 of what we think are the best horse toys for boys and reviewed them so you can easily choose from the winners to keep your boys happy and learning about horses.

Here they are: the best horse toys for boys, reviewed for you!


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Are you looking for just the very best horse toy for boys?  We love and recommend theMelissa & Doug Horse Family.  It’s a beautiful set that should keep the special boys in your life occupied for hours!

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What are the best horse toys for boys?

Here’s our list of the best horse toys for boys for you to choose from:

  1. Melissa & Doug Horse Family
  2. Toy Story 4 Woody and Bullseye 2-Character Pack
  3. DINOBROS Horse Stable Playset
  4. Schleich Farm World Team Roping with Cowboy 11-piece Educational Playset
  5. Gallop – Musical Horse by Cuddle Barn
  6. Schleich Farm World Saddle Bronc Riding with Cowboy Figurine

1) Melissa & Doug Horse Family

Best Horse Toys for Boys - Melissa & Doug Horse Family

Melissa & Doug Horse Family. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

This family of horses includes four Appaloosa horses with a velvety texture, realistic tails and manes, and dramatic color markings. The horses are sturdy play figures and there are two adult horses and two foals.

The larger horses have saddles and reins that can be removed for play. A companion toy, a folding horse stable, is available separately.

The set can come in Frustration-Free packaging to reduce waste in shipping. Melissa & Doug toys have been called “the gold standard in early childhood play” by NBC News.

The foals measure 4 x 3.5 inches and 4.5 x 5.5 inches, and the adults measure 6.75 x 7 inches and 8.5 x 8 inches.

Users love that the horses are a nice size for young children, and that 7-inch action figures can sit on them (such as Woody and Jesse from Toy Story). They also appreciate the quality of the manes and tails, that all 4 horses stand up easily, and that the saddles and reins can come off.

More Details – Melissa & Doug Horse Family Review:

  • Product dimensions: 19.5 x 5 x 9.1 inches
  • Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 36 months – 8 years


2) Toy Story 4 Woody and Bullseye 2-Character Pack

Best Horse Toys for Boys Review - Toy Story 4 Woody and Bullseye 2-Character Pack

Toy Story 4 Woody and Bullseye 2-Character Pack. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

A story in a box! Children can play with Woody and his faithful horse Bullseye from Pixar’s Toy Story 4. The figures are inspired by the movie and are in relative scale so that Woody can sit on Bullseye and ride away on adventures inspired by your children.

The authentic design and expressions of the characters encourage children’s imaginations and storytelling skills while having fun playing with familiar favorite characters.

This character pack won the Toy of the Year Award for 2020, and is the first offering of Bullseye the horse at this scale. The characters are posable with moving parts, and come with Woody’s hat, Bullseye’s saddle and other accessories.

Woody stands at about 7 inches tall, and Bullseye is slightly taller (to scale).

Users love that Woody and Jesse can ride Bullseye easily, and that the characters look just like they do in the movie. They also appreciate that the figures are sturdy and easy to use.

More Details – Toy Story 4 Woody and Bullseye 2-Character Pack Review:

  • Product dimensions: 3.38 x 12 x 11 inches
  • Item weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 36 months – 7 years


3) DINOBROS Horse Stable Playset

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DINOBROS Horse Stable Playset. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

This miniature horse farm set has 17 pieces, with 8 horses of different breeds, 4 human figures, 1 tractor, 1 stable, 1 bale of hay, 1 manger, 1 fence and 1 carrying case with a handle. The pieces measure between 2 to 6 inches, and the carrying case is perfect for storage and travel.

Children can learn about roles involved in raising horses, horse riding, and farming. The items are small enough that they can also be given out at parties as party favors or as prizes in competitions at school.

The horse breeds included are 1 Mongolian horse, 1 Arabian horse, 1 Quarter horse, 1 Hanoverian horse, 1 Dutch Warmblood horse, 1 Pinto horse, 1 Akhal-Teke horse and 1 Thoroughbred horse. Each horse is between 2 ½ to 3 inches long.

The tractor is 3 ½ inches long, and the stable is 6 inches long. The Stable Worker, the Horse Groomer, the Vet and the Horse Trainer are all 2 inches tall.

All items are made from durable, non-toxic material.

Users like that the animals and people are a good size, and that the set travels easily in the carrying case. Some users have used the pieces to decorate a cake or to take to sporting events of older children to keep younger ones occupied without needing a screen.

More Details – DINOBROS Horse Stable Playset Review:

  • Product dimensions: 8.7 x 5.3 x 4.7 inches
  • Item weight: 1.31 pounds
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 3 years and up


4) Schleich Farm World Team Roping with Cowboy 11-piece Educational Playset

Best Horse Toys for Boys Review- Schleich Farm World Team Roping with Cowboy 11-piece Educational Playset

Schleich Farm World Team Roping with Cowboy 11-piece Educational Playset. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

This 11-piece playset has a horse with cowboy roping a calf inside a section of fencing. The set has a cowboy figurine, a horse, a removable saddle and bridle, a rope, a calf, an animal skull, and 4 sections of fencing.

The figures are authentically detailed as described in the New York Times, and have received a Highest Quality rating by Good Housekeeping.

Users love the detail of the figurines and the overall quality of the set, and that the rider, bridle, rope and saddle are realistic and removable. The horses are collectables and many users are loyal to the Schleich brand as they say their toys are of an excellent standard and that they last for many years.

Users often purchase other figurines from the same company to go with existing sets.

More Details – Schleich Farm World Team Roping with Cowboy 11-piece Educational Playset Review:

  • Product dimensions: 3.23 x 9.53 x 7.44 inches
  • Weight: 14.2 ounces
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 36 months – 8 years


5) Gallop – Musical Horse by Cuddle Barn

Best Horse Toys for Boys - Gallop – Musical Horse by Cuddle Barn

Gallop – Musical Horse by Cuddle Barn. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

Perfect for younger children, this cuddly horse toy will sing “Giddy Up, Lil’ Cowboy” when its right ear is pressed. If the left ear is pressed, the horse will gallop and wiggle its tail as it makes trotting noises.

The little horse is sporting a smart red bandanna and has a soft bridle and bushy tail. It comes in brown or pink.

Users love that it’s adorable and therefore appealing for younger children and toddlers, and that it’s sturdy enough for Barbie dolls and other figures to go for a ride. They say it’s the perfect size for toddlers, and the song is fun.

Users also appreciate that when the toy stops moving or singing, it automatically switches itself off, thereby conserving battery life.

Some children are reported to carry this little horse all around the house, even though it’s not a soft plush toy because of the mechanism inside required for it to move. The noises are cute and the texture is soft.

More Details – Gallop – Musical Horse by Cuddle Barn Review:

  • Product dimensions: 12 x 5 x 9 inches
  • Horse size: 10 inches tall
  • Batteries: Requires 3 AAA batteries (included)
  • Item weight: 0.32 ounces
  • Manufacturer recommended age: Not specified, but users say under 2s – 4 year olds + love it!


6) Schleich Farm World Saddle Bronc Riding with Cowboy Figurine

Best Horse Toys for Boys - Schleich Farm World Saddle Bronc Riding with Cowboy Figurine

Schleich Farm World Saddle Bronc Riding with Cowboy Figurine. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.

Children can explore the world of bronc riding with this bronc and his rider. The set comes with a finely crafted Appaloosa stallion, a rider figurine, a Western saddle and bridle (both removable) and a flank strap.

Children can put on their own rodeos and challenge their riders to see how long they can stay on their broncs. Great for imaginative play and storytelling, as well as learning about life on a farm.

As with all Schleich products, the figurines are finely detailed with a high level of precision. The New York Times says the creatures are “authentically detailed” and Schleich has received the High Quality seal from Good Housekeeping.

More Details – Schleich Farm World Saddle Bronc Riding with Cowboy Figurine Review:

  • Product dimensions: 3.23 x 5.91 x 7.09 inches
  • Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 36 months – 8 years


The Best Horse Toys for Boys Reviewed – Thanks For Reading!

Be sure to check out our other great educational toys and games review, such as our review of the best educational horse games!


Written by Barbara Fernandez

Barbara Fernandez is a languages teacher, performer and online business owner. She has written everything from raw food recipes to parody song lyrics to stories about what it’s like to be a fruit. She now spends most of her time writing, recording, and making delicious food.

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