Disclosure: I received a complimentary “Terra by Battat – Horses” through the Amazon Vine Program in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own. This post may contain affiliate links.
Each summer my children look forward to visiting Orwell Corner and visiting with the horses. They love to step back in time and go on a horse and carriage ride through the village and then stop to feed the horse a carrot or two.
The “Terra by Battat – Horses” comes with 60 horses in 5 different colours. The horses are in 6 different poses – 2
Each horse measures approximately 2-2.25 inches by 1.25-1.5 inches. They are all to scale with the other pieces in this set. If you have other “Terra by Battat” sets, please make note that they will not be to scale with those pieces. The horse will be smaller than the squid or starfish, for example.
The horses do not stand easily on their own. We found that they would fall over because not all the legs would reach the surface evenly. This was a source of disappointment for my son who wanted to use these horses on his model train railway.
Each toy is 100% non-toxic and passes all USA, all Canadian, and European toxicity and safety tests. They cost more than similar ones found at the dollar store, but the assurance that I have a quality and safe toy for the kids is worth the additional cost.
These toys do not have all the bells and whistles that electronic toys have, instead my children must use their imaginations to play with these toys. It is a nice change to watch my children playing WITH toys instead of having the toys doing the playing for them.
The paint on the horses is roughly sprayed on and adds a little bit of realism to the horses.
The “Horses” set comes in a plastic container with a rope handle. The container is not very strong and cracks easily. I would suggest purchasing a small basket or tote for storage.
The toys can be used in a variety of ways, the only limitation is your imagination. My children love to take these toys into the bathtub with them. They dry easily and stay mould free because there is no place for water to get in them.
Teachers can use the “Terra by Battat” playsets in the classroom in a variety of ways. Use these figures to teach data management skills like sorting, graphing and counting. You can find counting mats on “Teachers Pay Teachers” and other sites online.
“Terra by Battat – Horses” would work well in a situation where they can be glued down to a surface, but many children would find them frustrating to use during general playtime because they easily fall over.