The Schleich® figurines are all modelled in finest detail, lovingly painted and encourage children to play and learn at the same time. Slalom is part of the ground work and is great fun! The pony is not ridden, however, but is guided on foot through slalom poles, alternating left and right. The slalom promotes the intelligence of the pony, is good for its health and also strengthens the trust between the human and the animal. Warning!Swallowable small parts.Choking hazard.