Po-Knee Plush Horse for Toddler Knee Rides

Why bounce your toddler on your bare knee when you can bounce him on the plush front-end of a horse on your knee? No, really… why?

Po-Knee is a plush horse you mount on your leg for bouncing your child. The bottom of Po-Knee is contoured for your leg and is secured with Velcro straps or plastic buckles. Sound effects are provided via a battery pack in a Velcro pouch.

Marketing photo of a toddler riding a plush horse mounted on a dad's knee.Now, let me answer the question which is on everyone’s mind. From the official Po-Knee (now defunct) Frequently Asked Questions page:

“Does the horse actually move?
No, the up and down movement will be supplied by your knee with the help of your foot.”

I think rocking horses work on a similar principle.

Po-Knee is offered in a variety of breeds. Three remarkable variations include (note: these links no longer function):

Whew, so I have a question for Po-Knee owners… how big is your house? Little Miss is only 21 months old and we’ve already donated some of her stuffed animals to make room. A Daddy-O Rodeo shirt may be better suited for space conscious folks such as myself.

OK, so I’ve poked fun thus far, but check out this Inc.com article. It reveals that Po-Knee was conceived by stay-at-home-dad Robert Klick while giving his two-year-old daughter a knee ride. “In full mad-scientist mode, he gutted a rocking horse. Fake fur, toilet paper tubes, and duct tape soon filled his suburban Minneapolis home.”

If Robert had posted photos of his rough first draft home invention on a web site, we’d all be thinking, “How cool is that?” I might have even been inspired to raid a thrift store for a large stuffed pony and gut myself a Po-Knee too. So how can I knock Robert for actually producing a version we can own which doesn’t involve toilet paper tubes and duct tape?

Robert Klick’s son Cameron took a ride during Oprah Winfrey’s Million Dollar Idea Challenge (online video no longer available). The audience full of women had no trouble voting him the winner.


5 Responses to “Po-Knee Plush Horse for Toddler Knee Rides”

  1. Rob says:

    I’m glad you posted this. Just the other day, I was thinking about getting Sullivan a saddle for his frequent pony rides on my aging father. Sure, it’s a bit much, but he’d hang on so much better with a pommel.

    March 30th, 2006 at 7:28 pm

  2. lady diamond says:

    I think the daddy saddle is better but why not have 2????????????????

    November 23rd, 2007 at 11:46 am

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    November 23rd, 2007 at 11:46 am

  4. Stellar says:

    whatever happened to a little thing called IMAGINATION? Using imagination is good for your child, and doesn’t cost a dime!

    July 17th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

  5. Linda says:

    This are the best fun! My children both used the po-knee and had fun. We used it not only on the knee but used it on the floor as a plaything and for watching movies. Great idea!

    August 12th, 2008 at 8:46 am

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