That is one tough toy. It has taken many a shaking. I think she has had it for more than 5 years, with two moves. Her horse finally gave up his head, and thus his life. She loved him dearly since she first came. Victor put down his toys one day and said I am a grown up. He won't play with her because she scratches him and he can't stand it. Neccy tho, she was a game on girl at least half a dozen times a day. Pepper's toys might have lasted a lot longer if they hadn't played together. Even so, they were both pretty careful to play more in jest than earnest.