Here is a fun fact for you – I grew up around horses. In fact, my sister had her very own horse that she paid for with her own money. She got Poco when I was able six years old. His real name was Un Poco Loco, which means “a little crazy” in Spanish. He was certainly a very spirited horse, that is for sure.
I loved Poco, even if he drooled in my hair one morning right before I had to leave for school, stepped on my foot, threw me off his back and bit me right next to my breast. Regardless of all those mishaps, Poco was a great horse.
I have always loved animals, even from a very young age. As soon as my sister got Poco, I started to love horses A LOT (along with cats and dogs). I would read every horse book I could find (Marguerite Henry was my favorite horse book author), watch any horse movie I could (I loved Black Beauty) and I collected Breyer horses (I had a lot of them – I believe they are all in my parent’s attic).
There really wasn’t much as far as horse related television programming when my kids were little. I think that is why they truly cannot appreciate the beauty of a horse.
Netflix has a series called Spirit Riding Free. It’s based on the movie, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, which was in theaters back in 2002. I THINK there was a sequel to the film, but I’m not 100% certain. I saw Spirit and thought it was a great animated film.
Believe it or not, I have watched a few episodes of Spirit Riding Free on Netflix. I’ve seen three so far. I really like the show. As an adult, I find it entertaining. I especially love the horses.
Playmobil has been around for as long as I can remember. I had a few sets growing up, as well as my husband. We’re going back to the late 70’s, early 80’s. My kids even had a few sets when they were younger.
Even as adults, my husband and I still think Playmobil sets are awesome. We talk about our secret desire to get a few sets and play with them like we did when we were kids. Of course our kids would think we were totally crazy if they saw us sitting on the living room floor playing with Playmobil sets. Ha Ha.
Playmobil has a collection of sets and pieces based on the Netflix show, Spirit Riding Free. I received some of the sets to review. I received the following sets.
Barn with Lucky, Pru & Abigail (Item Number: 70118)
Riding Arena with Lucy & Javier (Item Number: 70119)
Snips & Señor Carrots with Horse Stall (Item Number: 70120)
Pru with Horse and Foal (Item Number: 70122)
These sets range in price from $14.99 up to $59.99.
What I love about Playmobil sets is that there is very little assembly required. Mostly it’s a few stickers here and there, if anything.
The barn in the Barn with Lucky, Pru & Abigail set had to be put together, as well as several stickers, but it wasn’t that bad. The only issue I had was that I was unable to get the loft lift connected. That is the part of a barn that helps you lift hay bales to the top floor of a barn. I couldn’t get the piece to attach. My husband had a hard time with it as well. For that reason it’s not seen on he barn.
That was the only issue I had. Aside from that, everything went together smoothly.
Playmobil put a lot of detail into these beautiful sets. They thought of everything, from carrots to horse poop (that’s right! Horse poop!), and from the barn cat to the birds camped out on top of the barn.
I know I have a lot of pictures (below), but I wanted to show you some of the incredible details in these sets. The pictures are of all the sets I received combined.
As you can see, Playmobil put A LOT of detail into these sets. I love it! I think an attention to detail, and making things as close to realistic as they can be, lends it’s self to more engaging imaginative play.
The people can ride the horses, hold the tools and food, sit down and more. The horses necks move up and down.
Oh how I wish I had these sets when I was younger. I would have played with them for hours and hours.
I love that you can mix and match the sets, and all of the pieces are interchangeable. They also work with other Playmobil sets.
There are several other Playmobil Spirit Riding Free sets also available. You can check them all out on the Playmobil website. There are also free coloring pages and activities on their website too.
Be sure to check out other Playmobile sets at Playmobil.us (notice it’s .us and not .com). The brand can also be found on social media. Their links are found on their website.
You can purchase Playmobil sets on their website, as well as many retail locations, both in stores and online.
What do you think about these awesome Spirit Riding Free sets?
*I received free samples to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.