A new iPhone app that enables you virtually to groom, ride or photograph “your” horse from the train, sitting room or desk is in the top five of the iPhone apps download chart.

My Horse, which was released on 15 September, has more than 7,500 reviews.

According to the site My Horse enables you to “live the dream of owning and looking after a realistic horse” – you can groom it, compete it and even muck it out.

H&H’s Jennifer Donald has downloaded the app.

“This is a fun game that the whole family can enjoy playing,” she said. “With various tasks from grooming to poo-picking to be completed before you enter your virtual steed in competitions, it’s the next best thing to owning a horse – and it’s free!”

To download visit: www.apple.com/uk/itunes