Bizarre saddle that allows children to ride parents like a horse leaves Internet baffled

[Photo: Pony Up Daddy]
[Photo: Pony Up Daddy]

A toy designed to let children ride on their parents backs has left social media baffled.

The saddle, which is called ‘Pony Up Daddy’ has been created to make it easier for children to ride on their parents back.

The idea is that parents strap on the saddle around their chest, then their child hops onto their back and holds onto the handle while their mum or dad crawls on all fours round the house.

But despite the product winning The National Parenting Center’s “Seal of Approval”, parents aren’t at all sure about it.

The saddle, which actually launched last year, has been making waves on social media recently thanks to the fact that toy adverts are courting more attention in the run up to Christmas.

“All of the adults in this commercial look like their in actual pain….. both physically and emotionally,” one person wrote in the comments of a YouTube video commercial for the saddle.

“This is so wrong in so many ways,” added another

“Father abuse,” quipped one viewer.

“I can guarantee you no self respecting parent would ever buy this for their child,” yet another viewer commented.

Many others took to Twitter to express their surprise about the product.

“Apparently there is an actual children’s toy that they decided to call “pony up daddy”” one user wrote.

“Not sure how I feel about a kids toy called ‘Pony Up Daddy’” another user tweeted.

[Photo: Pony Up Daddy]
[Photo: Pony Up Daddy]

But despite the confusion over it, Pony Up Daddy, which costs £34.99 and comes in different colourways, has been getting rave reviews on Amazon.

“My adult son was not as happy as my three year old grandson was to receive this gift. They used it all day, it was a hit,” one customer wrote.

“So fun! My daughter loves it and anyone can wear it. Strap it on tight enough and it holds for a while,” another commented.

As you were people. As you were!

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