Bought this for my 6 year old daughter. Although stated as being for 5+, i think it's probably for an older child unless they are an exceptional reader. Also, it's very much about keeping and looking after ponies rather than concentrating on breeds and activities, which my daughter found a little dull (except for that bit about where to keep a pony, which prompted many questions along the 'is our garden big enough for a stable?' line of enquiry, which, seeing as it's an semi-detacted ex-council house, would be a no. So, to clarify, great if you've got horses or are really interested, but if it's a passing fancy, a little dull.