the cute rocking horse with a friendly face is wonderfully soft to the touch. When his ear is pressed, he emits whinny and galloping noises. The wooden frame and skids allow this horse to remain steady, even during the wildest rides, while the stirrups and saddle provide a secure seat. Batteries not included. The young riders can hold on tight to the stable round wooden grips. "Shaggy" the rocking horse is a classic for the children's room with extras that put the kids in a great mood!