It arrived with a stirrup broken so I had to sew it back on before wrapping for Christmas. It's very noisy, no volume settings, but my child enjoyed sitting on it. Because it doesn't rock or move she got bored with it fairly quickly and it is mostly ignored now. My child is 6, she is quite light and it is fine for her size.
Yes, the feedback from our grandchild is that he loves it - it is his favourite toy. The full description of the toy allowed us to be confident that our grandchild would be more than satisfied on receipt.