Disappointed in quality of blue horse. Bought a green one in 2008, for another grandchild and the quality seems to be much better. The handle on the green one was separate with a wooden dowel running through it making it much sturdier. The handle on the blue one is part of the molded design with nothing inside to reinforce the handle, therefore it has a tendency to bend. I view this as a design flaw. The seams on the green one are also smoother and matched much better, whereas those on the blue one are raised and rough resulting in scratching and snagging. Also, the thickness on the blue one doesn't seen as thick as that of the green one. Only if you happen to have a green horse would you know about the things I am referring to, otherwise you have nothing to compare. If you happen to have a green horse hold onto it. Would I recommend this toy? Yes, but not as enthusiastically as 3 years ago.