Well, not a real pony. It is a stuffed animal and she took to it immediately! The first thing she did was pet it's nose. Then we got her Dynavox out and I asked her some yes/no questions about it. I found out that this horse is a boy. The horse she rides each Monday is named Scotty, but she told me that she did not want to name this horse Scotty. I suggested Spotty and she said "yes." This is one way she plays with Spotty using her Dynavox.