My 6-year-old has been asking for a Nintendo DS for months now for her upcoming 7th birthday in June and is a horse fanatic (so much so that she has asked for a horse and has told me she wants to be a horse) so when I had the chance to review a copy of My Horse and Me Riding For Gold for the DS I knew it would be perfect as a beginning game for her.
I’m a child of the 80s so I was pretty pumped to see that this game was released by Atari, which is a gaming blast from the past. This is my first experience with a DS, too, and I loved using the stylus pen to get a full 360 degree view of the horses in the stable. It’s a perfect game for any little girl who is a horse lover. The graphics are great and there is a fun storyline about a young girl that is engaging. I wouldn’t suggest this game for an older child, but again, it’s perfect for my soon-to-be 7-year-old. Players groom, train, and compete in a series of games and can name their horses and even customize the riders’ costumes, which will be a big hit with my daughter as she loves to pretend to be a horse trainer and she loves playing dress up.
This game is part of a series that boasts an exclusive worldwide license from the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the world’s leading horse sports organization.