For All Horse Lovers
This is a great game. It explains everything there is to know about horseback riding. The only thing I don't like is the dressage competitions where you can't control your own horse you have to push the buttons for commands like a dance dance revolution type thing but with the remote, but I guess that's easier. My favorite part of the game though is the Show Jumping...you get to control the horse and how fast you can go! Another good thing about the game is that you can change the difficulty of the jumping. This is really good because anyone can play. On easy a younger kid can just ride up to the jump and doesn't have to time it or anything. The game automatically jumps for you so it makes it a lot easier. I used to horseback ride and now having this game I really want to again. This is a must buy.
I love this game. It lets you choose from a wide variety of horse/rider combinations. The only thing I wish it had was a Free Mode. A mode to just ride in a changing environment with no time limits and obstacles to pass. The game is really easy to follow and easy to play though. The score tables are a nice way to keep track of which events you participated in and see if you want to go for the gold. I would've liked to have a chance to really pick out the tack and clothing, to make it even more personalized. But for younger players, it doesn't really have anything to count against you if you screw up. So it makes for a stress free playing time. I hope that there are more games which include even more opportunities to create a real experience. Still...go for the gold.