The Riding Stables at Mill Creek are mere ruins, but you are about to change that: stables, riding hall and guesthouse are being renovated and guests will happily pay for their stay. Your earnings will help you to build a new breeding stable and soon cute little foals frolic on the pasture with their moms.
User reviews: Positive (47 reviews) - 89% of the 47 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 27, 2014

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About This Game

The Riding Stables at Mill Creek are mere ruins, but you are about to change that: stables, riding hall and guesthouse are being renovated and guests will happily pay for their stay. Your earnings will help you to build a new breeding stable and soon cute little foals frolic on the pasture with their moms. Later you will train them and sell them to trustworthy customers. Other horse owners bring their horses to be massaged by your knowing hands.

You also have your own horse, of course, which, if the two of you trained enough, you take to various cross country races. Let’s win the Cup and make your dream come true!

Features

  • Cross-country races on 9 challenging tracks.
  • Breeding (more than 100 possible combinations).
  • Foal training, horse massage.
  • Detailed graphics on horses, objects, landscapes and movements.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista
    • Processor: Intel Pentium (or similar AMD) 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct 3D compatible graphics card with 64 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista
    • Processor: Intel Pentium (or similar AMD) 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct 3D compatible graphics card with 128 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
As a horse lover, I am not against playing games clearly marketed for a much younger audience so long as they have horses in it. That being said I've tried a variety of horse type games (very few on Steam, mostly off Steam). While this game does allow you to interact with, care for, train, and ride your horse it's not the most enjoyable horse game I've ever played (actually far from it). The pacing for the story and time it takes for each task to be completed is... well... awful. In that respect they have achieved making every activity/chore feel tedious if that was the intended goal. In comparision to similar games the gameplay is very lack luster, and the overwhelming amount of positive reviews has me wondering if we in fact played the same game... I do have to commend the creators on their efforts to provide educational information on horses and realism in their care, however despite that I could not in good faith recommend anyone to spend time on this game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2015
This game is a good horse simulation which lets you upgrade the buildings of your horse yard. It has a free riding mode in 3 different surroundings and also horse races. You can have up to 9 horses in your stable but you have to care for all of them too :p
The ingame online shop offers you lots of stuff for your character and your horses which you can buy with your earned credits. You can also buy books there which contain many interesting informations for horse lovers.

I can recommend this game to everyone who likes horses. It´s quite cheap aswell. The only downside I discovered is that when you have reached the maximum of a 4 star rating, it turns into a horse cleaning simulator if you want to keep your rating.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 9, 2015
You a horse fan? Then this game is the best horse related one on Steam. The horse and rider customization is VERY limited however, you get to pick your riders hair colour, shirt and pants and your first horses breed which there is only 3 choices dissapointily Hanoverian, Friesian and Andalusian. There is a few coat colours to pick from as well Black, White, Grey, Bay, Cream, Palomino and Red (Chestnut).

You can pick what 'pattern' your horse has such as dapples, pinto markings, socks, blaze, snip and so forth. Horse can only have one 'pattern' so if you one a horse with a blaze and socks you're out of luck, one or the other here matey.

This game is all Cross Country, I found that somewhat a let down since I'm a Show Jumping fan myself and the races are very easy, I was able to beat all on the first try, but I'm older then the target group so I will find it easier.

You have to take care of your horses daily or they will fall ill, this includes feeding, grooming and mucking out the stables. It is also reccomend you put your horses in the pasture or they will become stressed.

You earn money by training foals, breeding, selling horses, winning races and massaging horses for cilents. You can also have guests rent your horses for the day for some extra money, but guests only come if you have horses in your stable, pasture horses do not count.

The animations when riding are quite realistic to compared to other horse games, the rider even holds the reins like a real rider would!

I'll reccomend this game to any Equestrian who is looking to pass the time while away from the Barn or is unable to have the real thing at all.

Not the most in-depth horse game ever, but for it's price it is worth it, would keep a horse crazy child quiet for a weekend..and horse crazy adults too.
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26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
59.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 18, 2014
If you are looking for a well rounded horse game, then this is a *very* well rounded horse game. It covers many aspects of horse life that other games do not usually include. These aspects include, but not limited to, horse riding, horse caring (beyond just cleaning and feeding), training, working with multiple horses, breeding and selling said horses, and running a profitable stable yard (where guests can rent your horses).

It takes a realistic approach to horses where it can while keeping in perspective that it is still a game. Some of these realities are the fact that your horse does get tired if run for too long, can get stressed, and even sick if not properly taken care of.

The in-game books (used for increasing skill levels) are not limited to in-game information, but rather information on the game's aspects in general, such as actual horse care, behavior to be taken when caring for a foal, etc.

As far as the technical aspects of the game goes, there are many positives. The graphics are not as realistic as most modern games, however, what it does have is beautiful. The controls are extremely simple, even if the concepts of the game are more for children 8+. The game restricts the player to an "8 hour day" where it will auto-save at the end of said day, so no night rides.

I would recommend this game for children 8+ and can go as high as teens to twenties. Definitely a fun, well rounded game for children and adults of all ages.
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 16, 2014
I bought this game for my Fiancee who is a real life equestrian and I wanted to get her something for rainy days. She started playing and I was amazed at how excited and happy this game was making her, so I purchased it for myself too. I am usually the kind of guy who plays RPG's and Resident Evil like horror games and so this is really not the kind of game I would usually go for. After 10 minutes of playing though, I was hooked!

This is a wonderful game that touches on many aspects of owning a horse in real life, and most of all it relies on teaching you how to manage your time. The horses are animated beautifully, and in my honest opinion the horse models are much better than much recent and bigger budget games like The Elder Scrolls Online, or Lord of the Rings Online. Some of the mini games are very fun to play too, like cleaning the horses hooves or hosing them down. I have found myself addicted to this game in a very short amount of time!

I would recommend this game to anyone who has a passing interest in horses, and also to anyone who just simply enjoys simulator style games as the main story mode has you rebuilding your business by training and selling horses.

Considering I had never previously heard of this game, nor even the company who made it, I honestly believe that this game deserves a 10/10 for playability and value for money.
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