Monday, October 23rd, 2006
Child-on-Child Horse Harness by Haba
Haba is a German toy and game manufacturer that has produced a lot of nice products that I’d love to have in my home. The following toy just isn’t one of them.
Haba’s Mit Sicherheitsverschluss is a leather harness that a child straps around her chest. A second child grabs reins that are attached to the harness and commands the first child to "giddyup!"
Yeah, I know, it sounds like an dominatrix toy, but it’s targeted at the 3-and-up crowd. Apparently some kids enjoy pretending to be a beast of burden. But unlike an adult toy (I, uh, assume), this harness attaches with Velcro fasteners and has five colored bells.
The harness could be the perfect Christmas gift for your family. Take Jingle Bells to a new level this winter as you go dashing through the snow in a one horse open sleigh.
If $28 for a horsey harness sounds a bit much for your pocketbook, do what my wife did as a kid. Have one child take a rolled up bed sheet and wrap it around the other child’s waist. Just be sure a parent stays in the room to keep things on the up and up.
Thanks to Thingamareader Carrie for tipping us to this toy, which she described as "a tough sell."