This was the third in the Pippa Funnell Horse Gaming series, Each of of the games has a few names which is usually why there is so much confusion as to what to call it, All of the games that are currently released are below:
Pippa Funnell 1: The Stud Farm Inheritance (Saddle Up with Pippa)
Pippa Funnell 2: Takes the Reins (Champion Dreams: First to Ride)
Pippa Funnell 3: The Golden Stirrups Challenge (Horsez)
Pippa Funnell 4: Secrets of the Ranch (Horsez 2)
Pippa Funnell 5: Ranch Rescue (Petz Horse Club)
If you are just looking for a game to groom horses and race, This isn't quite what you are looking for, It's really an adventure of a girl named Flora and a continuation of the story of a girl named Jade. Which was good for me because I personally prefer an adventure game to a game that has no story to it and just challenges. Although this game was fun and had lot's of challenges in it, I can't say it was wholly something that parents would fine unobjectionable...
For instance, Some of the objectionable parts in the game were:
At one point in the storyline Jade used a walkie-talkie to send a police man somewhere because he was blocking her way, This wasn't showing respect for the law and could teach kids that police can get in the way and they shouldn't obey law.
and at another point in the story Jade wants to go to a rock concert (By the way the poster and ticket for the rock concert have a picture of the most horrid looking Halloween type Frankenstein monster and the name of the rock group is "Bloodflowers") but when tickets are all sold-out, Flora asks her why she is upset and Jade tells her about this rock concert she wanted to go to, But has no ticket, Then Flora says that the ticket is of easy to get materials and would be easy to forge, Although they go through a lot of work to forge it in the end someone gives them a ticket instead. But just the fact that they were about to do it and supposedly could have gotten away with it does not show respect for the law.
Another thing was that near the end when Flora is about to do the last Competition she is doing it for a lot the wrong reasons, She wants quote "Revenge" on her enemy instead of just wanting to bring buisness and sucess to her friends and their academy.
So although this game was exciting and a fun horse and adventure game these minor points in the game may teach bad morals, So if you ignore some minor things in the game you will probably find this an exciting and fun horse game.