|"Whinny" (Translation: "Ohai!")|
Horsies cannot, after all, brush or dress themselves. Horsies do not have thumbs.
I'm not sure what the attraction is between little girls and horses. I think it may have something to do with the combination of grace and power that they present. Huge animals, running around on those long, sometimes almost spindly legs like it's no big deal.
Anyway, back to these particular horses. They came from eBay in different lots, and I paid about $20 with shipping for each of them. Neither of them was NIB, and they're both missing a few pieces from their original set ups. Nutmeg, the palomino, came with her saddle, bridle and reigns, ribbon barrette, saddle blanket, a bucket, curry comb, a little purse that I'm pretty sure is for a doll to use, and a bag of grain.
Walnut, the bay, came with his saddle and his rider.
Standing! Here's Walnut with his head lowered as far as it will go, while Nutmeg as hers raised fully.
Being spooked by a sudden lighting change and galloping away! Bad Finn! No pulling down the curtains!
Walking over to check out the baby dragon who snuck in! Toothless, you're not in this! Bad dragon! But most impressively of all, you can have...
This versatility is AMAZING, but it does have a downside. It can be challenging to get the horses' legs to allow them to balance just right. And sometimes, even when they are standing, they'll have a decided lean to their stance. These two have so much more character thanks to this feature, though. Just check out the difference a change in head position makes:
As you can probably tell by my pictures, Walnut is my favorite of the two. I'm pretty sure he's meant to be a stallion, while Nutmeg is a mare. I base this on ONE observation:
I sure hope Rapunzel knows what she's doing, letting Toothless drive...