Eidos Interactive's Pony Friends, which came to the DS earlier this year, still holds down the crown for the greatest depth and variety in creating your own virtual horse, and customizing its look and accessories. But while Horse Life doesn't win against it in that race, it crosses the finish line wait out in front when it comes to actual gameplay. The simple foundation of tracing arrows and tapping circles implemented here to translate training and riding your champion thoroughbred is engaging, and hard to put down. It's a great use of the touch screen, and it will certainly entertain horse lovers for hours. At last, a horse-owning sim that gets the gameplay right. Let's hope it's not the last time.
Overall score: 7.6/10