Barbie Saddle ‘N Ride Horse {Review}

November 1, 2015

There is a time in most little girls lives when they want to ride off into the sunset on their very own horse. This is just a dream for most of us as owning our very own horse can be very expensive, however the Barbie Saddle ‘N Ride Horse allows little ones to imagine what it would be like to own a horse as well as having the opportunity to have Barbie jump on and ride off into the sunset.


Barbie Saddle ‘N Ride Horse

Ride off on your own adventure with a Barbie Saddle ‘n’ Ride Horse! Watch as Barbie really does ride off on her beautiful brown Tawny horse. Simply clip Barbie’s gloved hand into her horses beautiful mane and push the button on top of the horse’s brow and Barbie will magically lift herself up onto the saddle and the horse walks away on its own! Barbie even comes with her own super safe horse riding helmet!

What’s included

  • Barbie doll complete with pink riding helmet and blue hand brush
  • Horse complete with pink reins
  • Requires 4x AAA batteries (not included)
  • Suitable for ages 3+ years



How to operate Barbie Saddle ‘N Ride Horse

  1. (Ask an adult) Install the batteries underneath the horse by undoing the screw and pulling out the battery pack, add 4x AAA batteries before adding the battery pack back into the horse (make sure you have lined this up correctly) and secure with the screw.
  2. Make sure that Barbie has her riding helmet on (safety first)
  3. Sit Barbie on the horse and click her left hand into the pink rosette
  4. With her hand still in the rosette holder bring Barbie round to a standing position ensuring that the rosette clicks into place
  5. Ensure Barbie is standing vertically with her right hand arm raised
  6. Pressing the button on the horses forehead will start the horse walking and Barbie will jump on and ride. Alternatively you can press the button on the right hand side of the horse’s mane to make Barbie jump on without the horse riding off
  7. To dismount Barbie from the horse press the rosette and pull Barbie’s hand at the same time

Boo Roo and Tigger Too’s thoughts…


Opening the Barbie Saddle ‘n’ Ride Horse Roo was keen to see how it worked and was busy reading the instructions whilst I went off in search for 4x AAA batteries (never an easy task). After popping in the batteries Roo happily set about figuring out how to attach Barbie to the horse and getting her to mount and dismount.

When I heard that this Barbie Saddle ‘n’ Ride Horse allowed Barbie to mount and ride I have to admit to being a little dubious, however after watching Roo show me how it worked I was quite amazed. The ability to mount Barbie onto the horse in two different ways was good to see, especially as pressing the front button which starts the horse walking as well can happen quite quickly. It was disappointing to see that the horse doesn’t walk very well on carpet and as we have a twist pile carpet rather than a deep pile I thought it would be OK.

I would have liked to have seen an on/off switch on the horse next to the battery compartment as it is easy to catch the front button when playing with the horse causing it to start walking even if you don’t want it to do so.

Price and Availability

Barbie Saddle ‘N Ride Horse is priced at RRP £49.99, currently available for around £38 on Amazon. Also available from Argos, Tesco and all other good toy retailers.

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  • Emma November 1, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    aww Erin would love this , she is really into her barbie dolls at the moment and seeing as I have birthday and xmas coming up…..

  • Becky November 2, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Never had a barbie I was a sindy lover and Annliase never played with dolls! Looks fun to me!

  • Susanna November 2, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    My girls would have loved this! If you can’t have a real pony – this looks like the next best thing x

  • Nikki Thomas November 2, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    That sounds so brilliant! I remember having a Sindy doll and horse and I loved it so much, this reminds me of that, but much better. I know my daughter would love this, I shall certainly add it to the Christmas list

  • Cass Bailey November 3, 2015 at 9:03 am

    I’m guessing this is going to be on a lot of Christmas lists this year 😉

    I used to love my Barbies and could have hours of fun x x

  • Michelle Twin Mum November 3, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    One of my grls is crazy about horses, she would like this a lot, great review. Mich x

  • MRS ALISON D HODGE November 9, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    I had a Barbie horse and loads of different stuff as a kid.We used to have playdates with friends who used to bring their bits round so we could have Barbie parties.My girl’s have never shown an interest in girl’s toys, so seeing this has brought back happy memories.

  • Natasha Mairs November 10, 2015 at 10:10 am

    my daughter would love this. she love playing with her dolls and loves horses #ToyTuesday

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  • Jessica Powell November 10, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    I love that she can actually ride the horse, that is very cool! #ToyTuesday

  • Nafisa November 13, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    wow it looks so good you have inspired me to get this for my little girl for Christmas xx

  • Mandi November 16, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Looks great fun I still have my original Barbies and Sindys with their horses, but we had to push them along and hold the dolls on their backs!

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