The Pony with its lovely, chunky seat attracts toddlers for a shorter or longer ride, again and again. Apart from its appealing shapes, the Pony offers tactile variation with its rubber hand holds and smooth, wooden body. Tactile richness is a main motivator, especially in younger children. It supports their under-standing of material characteristics such as weight, smoothness, temperature and flexibility. This is important in for instance risk management. The spring ensures hours, years and decades of fun. The soothing, rocking movement of the Pony trains the sense of balance and the spatial awareness. These are both crucial for body confidence, e.g. in avoiding falling. A well-developed sense of balance is fundamental for the ability to sit still and concentrate. The Pony offers children much more than a mere fun ride.